The Schomburg’s Kevin Young Moving to National Museum of African American History & Culture

The Smithsonian Institution just announced that Kevin Young, currently the Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has accepted the position of Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. (how cool is that). While we will miss him, we wish him all the very best. […]

The Fifth Annual Lea K. Green Artist Talk to Take Place at The Schomburg on March 12th

On behalf of  The Studio Museum in Harlem, as well as Connie and Linnie Green, all are invited to the Fifth Annual Lea K. Green Artist Talk, which will honor Titus Kaphar and Hank Willis Thomas. This year’s talk will be held on March 12 from 7:00-9:00pm at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. […]

The 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival set for January 17-18, 2020 at The Schomburg Center

      The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its Eighth Annual Black Comic Book Festival on January 17 and January 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, member of the legendary hip hop group Run-DMC and founder of the independent publishing house Darryl Makes Comics, will participate […]

The Black Body Propelled Through Time at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      The National Black Theatre partners with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to present In Perpetual Flight: The Migration of the Black Body as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival.

Black New York Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at The Schomburg on February 16th

  The Schomburg Center, working with AfroCROWD, is proud to host Black New York Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, our fifth year initiative in which we invite members of the community and the general public to edit and contribute content related to Black history and culture on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. Black New […]

CRUSADER Opens at The Schomburg Center

In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more……                    

‘Crusader: Martin Luther King, Jr’ Opens at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Annual Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ January 18-19, 2019

The dates for the popular Black Comic Book Festival have been announced and Registration is open now! The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced the  7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival dates to be held on January 18-19, 2019. Read more….                    

The 7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center set for January, 2019

    The dates for the popular Black Comic Book Festival have been announced. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced the  7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival dates to be held on January 18-19, 2019.

The Schomburg Center Invites the Public to Explore Victor Hugo Green and The Green Books

      While The Green Book has been very much in the news this year, with The Museum of Arts & Design’s exhibition by artist Derrick Adams entitled Sanctuary and Unpacking the Green Book: Travel and Segregation in Jim Crow America, along with the about-to-be released movie, Green Book, The Schomburg Center for Research […]

The Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis + Ruby Dee Archive!

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. The extensive archive includes more than 178.85 linear feet of material spanning eight decades of the couple’s careers in theater, film and television; their near […]

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Annouces Fall 2018 Season

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will kick-off its Fall 2018 Season this September with The Queer Black Voice in Fashion on Wednesday, September 5th as part of Talks at the Schomburg during New York Fashion 2018 (September 6-14).

#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder in Conversation at The Schomburg Center ~ January 16th

    Patrisse Khan-Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter in conversation with Akiba Solomon on Tuesday and book signing on January 16 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ Registration now Open!

    Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Black Panther Star Florence Kasumba will be joining the lineup!

Honoring World AIDS Day at The Schomburg Center

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is honoring World AIDS Day with two very special events.  The second annual Black Tie “Holiday” Edition and 2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art.

The Schomburg Presents ~ Open Archive: Kathleen Collins Collection

    Pop-in to the Schomburg Center for a Pop-Up exhibition on Tuesday, November 28th, featuring items from its collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and author, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988).

The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public. Take a peek inside.        

The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

    On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins’ Personal Archive

Jazz Legent, Sonny Rollins. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, with photo credit via Chuck Stewart

Schomburg Center to Host a Day of Solidarity ~ July 10th

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will be hosting a Day of Solidarity on Racism, Immigration, and Family Separation on Tuesday, July 10th.

Terence Blanchard’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Opening Night at Marcus Garvey Park + a Steinway & Sons Presentation of The 5 Browns in Central Park

      The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it will present a free, live simulcast of the Opening Night performance of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones-the first opera by a Black composer ever performed by the Met-on Monday, September 27 at 6:30pm ET in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. The performance will […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2021

    Taking a deep breathe, New York City heads into the Fall season remembering 9/11 ~ followed by a return of some of our favorite annual indoor events likeThe Affordable Art Fair, The Armory Show and related venues, The Rubin Museum reopens its third floor to the newly created Mandala Lab; The Met unveils Part-One of the Costume […]

Dindga McCannon: In Plain Sight at Fridman Gallery in September

      Fridman Gallery is honored to present Dindga McCannon’s first major solo exhibition in her five-decade career. In Plain Sight brings together a range of works spanning the 1980s to today and highlights her multidisciplinary practice featuring mixed media quilts, paintings, and sculpture.

A Look-Back at Andrew Carnegie and the NYC Historic Carnegie Libraries

      This is the story of an immigrant, coming to America in the 1880s, building an empire, and donating most of his millions to fund public libraries across the country. The man was Andrew Carnegie, who arrived in the U.S. at the age of thirteen with his family from Scotland. His family was […]

Celebrating Juneteenth 2021 on June 19th

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and […]

NYC Celebrates Women’s History Month ~ March, 2021

      This has been an enormously successful year for women, kicking-off 2021 with the first female U.S. Vice President, the first female U.S. Secretary of Treasury, along with a growing number of CEO’s and CFO’s in major corporations, and two Nobel Prize winners in 2020. The growing number of women in politics defines […]

‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ a Photography Exhibition to Benefit The Harlem Community Relief Fund at Claire Oliver Gallery

    Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Love Letters for Harlem, an exhibition of photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker. Love Letters for Harlem showcases the talents of these four Harlem-based photographers and their work that celebrates the lives and culture of Harlem. A portion of the […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates Black History Month 2021 with Interactive Story

    Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) released an interactive story map called Preserving Significant Places of Black History to celebrate New York City’s African American history through designated landmarks and historic districts. For five decades LPC has been recognizing, supporting, and celebrating places of African American cultural and historic significance […]

Celebrating Black History Month in NYC ~ February, 2021

      In spite of the Pandemic, this year we celebrate Black History Month with a look-back at tragedies and accomplishments. Hand-in-hand, over 20-million people have taken part in Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the U.S. alone ~ and millions more worldwide. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation won Sweden’s Olof Palme human […]

CityParks Foundation & SummerStage Celebrate Black History Month 2021

    In recognition of Black History Month 2021, CityParks Foundation SummerStage takes a look back at moments from its first-ever all-virtual season. The excerpts will include highlights from our SummerStage Anywhere 2020 programming, featuring spoken word, music and dance performances. Joining us to introduce the program is Harlem-based journalist and musician, Greg Tate, a […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in January, 2021

      Adios 2020! A sentiment reverberating around the world, as we move forward into a New Year with art installations, events & exhibits, indoors, outdoors, and online, to add to your list in January, 2021.

100 Years of Harlem Community History ~ harlem is… a Project of Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group

      For twenty years, Community Works/New Heritage Theatre Group has celebrated 100 years of Harlem’s cultural history through the harlem is…. public art exhibitions, programming, and school and community partnerships. This month, they announced the launching of the harlem is… website, the new digital home for the harlem is… exhibitions, virtual events, and […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2020

    Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2020

    Now in Phase 4, our City continues to open its doors, navigating cautiously, keeping social distance and wearing masks. The green light has been given to low-risk venues like zoos and botanical gardens. Several galleries are now open with timed registration or limited capacity. Outdoor dining puts us one-step closer to ‘almost back […]

Art Installations & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List + Online Viewing Rooms ~ July, 2020

    Moving into the month of July, artists reflect in their artwork the very sentiment in our featured image entitled, Besieged, by artist Jerome Lagarrigue in the current exhibition Young Artists: One at Fridman Gallery. Best said by the gallery, here they “hope to not only create space for the voices of artists, but […]

Juneteenth 2020 ~ a Weekend of Celebration, June 19 & 20

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While much of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, and online, […]

Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ June, 2020

    Online Viewing Rooms and our local Parks, large and small, have supported our efforts to stay healthy and positive during this difficult time. As we prepare for reopening June 8th, we continue with these creative ways to connect. June brings with it more than 40 art installations, performances and online exhibits to add […]

Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ May, 2020

    Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent.  Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a […]

Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online to Add to Your List in April, 2020

    Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent.  Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a […]

Essie Green Galleries Announces Spring 2020 Exhibition

      The Spring 2020 exhibition at Essie Green Galleries will focus on the recent attention paid to African-American artists, and their rise in prominence in museums and in the marketplace. With a deep and historic connection between the gallery owner, Sherman Edmiston, and prominent African-American artists, the Spring exhibition is sure to be […]

The Real Green Book ~ NYPL Event, February 11th at Grand Central Library

Did you know that the New York Public Library houses the largest collection of The Green Book? Now, during Black History Month, the New York Public Library is hosting the event, “The Real Green Book: Using NYPL Collections to Bridge the Past’ on Tuesday, February 11th from 6-7:30pm at Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in February 2020

    February is a big month for big shows like the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory, the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, along with annual celebrations paying tribute to Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day ~ in addition to museum […]

Careers in Comics & Graphic Novels ~ KaPow! at The Apollo ~ January 16th

Apollo Career Panels advance career and leadership skills through panel discussions focused on professions behind the scenes in the arts. Visual storytelling has transformed the arts and entertainment industries by taking audiences from the page to the big screen and back again. Whether you’re a comics fan or graphic novel reader, the genre has seen […]

The 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival Set for January 17-18!

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its Eighth Annual Black Comic Book Festival on January 17 and January 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, member of the legendary hip hop group Run-DMC and founder of the independent publishing house Darryl Makes Comics, will participate in the panel […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in January 2020

    2019 was filled with major art installations, many of them still on view, and a feast for our eyes, like Brick House on The High Line; The Horses on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza; T. rex: The Ultimate Predator; Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman at The MET; JR: Chronicles at The Brooklyn Museum, along […]

The Inspiring Alzheimer’s Programs in Arts + Culture

      If you know someone with Alzheimer’s, there’s a good chance you are familiar with the organizations Caringkind Connect2Culture and Arts + Minds, a few of the non-profit groups partnering with museums and institutions to provide art and art-centered activities that create positive emotional and cognitive experiences for people with dementia, family members and their caregivers.

Liquid Heat: La Rumba Llama at the Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion

      Step inside the beauty and energy of Rumba in a photographic display by artist Jessica Angel in the exhibition Liquid Heat: La Rumba Llama, on view in the historic Mural Pavilion at Harlem Hospital.

Essie Green Galleries Spring 2019 Exhibition Explores Forgeries & Fakes

    The Spring 2019 exhibition at Essie Green Galleries will focus on the recent attention paid to African-American artists, their rise in prominence in museums and in the marketplace, along with a significant rise in forgeries and fakes.