Savona Bailey was the kid who just wanted to go to museums and art galleries when all her friends didn’t feel they belonged there. Continue Reading →
NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Nisha Agarwal announced that internationally acclaimed artist Tania Bruguera will serve as an artist-in-residence for one year at MOIA. Continue Reading →
Harlem fave Former New York Governor David Paterson met Chinese artists and art officials at the New York City opening of the 12th China National Exhibition of Fine Arts on display at Bonhams during its first and only USA exhibition.
The Rio III Gallery at Sugar Hill is pleased to present a special a Live Art and Music Experience, featuring the musical talents of jazz legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, and the inspired paintings of award-winning visual artist Andrea Arroyo. Continue Reading →
Join us for a special conversation with President and CEO of the NY Urban League’s Arva R. Rice and Schomburg Center’s Dr. Khalil Muhammad Chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to discuss the intersection of Jacob Lawrence’s work with civil rights organizations and cultural institutions. Continue Reading →
“Essay” is an exploration, in collage, of the life experiences and memories that were the seed bed for the recreations of Allen Stringfellow’s time. His subject matter encompassed the urban milieu of primarily Chicago’s Black Belt. Continue Reading →
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) held its inaugural Masquerade Ball on Thursday, May 14th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Leperca Space. Continue Reading →
UNDER THE VIADUCT is a great art & lifestyle series where family, friends and all folks can meet, bike, skate or dine in an open-air plaza by Harlem arts visionary Savona Bailey-McClain. Continue Reading →
Published in 1994, E. Lynn Harris’s Invisible Life was listed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top 20 “classic works of gay literature.” The book’s success launched a prolific writing career for Harris, which garnered numerous awards and pushed 10 of his novels onto the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Harris died in July 2009; he’s considered one of the most successful African American or gay authors of his time.
When the cast of Invisible Life takes its final bow tonight, the largest bow will be one of gratitude from the show’s co-writer and director, Proteus Spann, who has had to overcome Herculean odds to bring the work to the stage. Continue Reading →
Over the course of more than three decades, artist and cultural critic Lorraine O’Grady has won acclaim for her installations, performances and texts addressing the subjects of diaspora, hybridity and black female subjectivity. Continue Reading →