By Walter Rutledge
This weekend begins the December holiday season. Dance seems to dominate the array of arts offered throughout the city. We have three dance companies performing downtown, midtown and uptown and we continue to celebrate the genius of a twentieth century master. Here are a few of the many events taking place around the city and in our community. Continue reading
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Playwright August Wilson praised Romare Bearden for his celebration of “black life presented on its own terms, on a grand and epic scale, with all its richness and fullness, in a language that was vibrant and which, made attendant to everyday life, ennobled it, affirmed its value, and exalted its presence. Continue reading
Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m.
Popular & Avant-garde: Terry McMillan & John Edgar Wideman
Don’t miss a reading and conversation featuring authors Terry McMillan and John Edgar Wideman with moderator Barbara Lewis. Curated by Quincy Troupe. Supported in part by a donation from the Schomburg Corporation. For complete schedule of the series and bios, click here.
Tickets: members, $16; nonmembers, $20. For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206. Or buy tickets online through Telecharge.
Monday, November 24 at 7 p.m.
Aaron Douglas’s Call to Modernism
Dr. Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History and Professor of African/African American Studies, Duke University will join us for a gallery talk in conjunction with our exhibition, Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist. A leading scholar in the field of African American art, Powell is the author of many books including Black Art: A cultural History (2000) and has written articles on a topics such as the works of Jacob Lawrence and Barkley L. Hendricks, and the relationship of the blues aesthetic to African American culture and modernism.
Free admission. First come, first serve.
Saturday, November 29 at 11 a.m.
SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Adam Clayton Powell Centennial
The legendary Harlem activist, minister, and Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1908-1972) will be honored at the Schomburg Center on the occasion of his 100th birthday with a film screening of the award-winning film KEEP THE FAITH, BABY (Showtime-Paramount 2002) and a panel discussion.
Check http://www.schomburgcenter.org for more information.
Free admission. First come, first served.