“The New Negro: The Life Of Alain Locke,” Who Believed Art Was Key To Black Liberation

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro – Continue Reading →

“Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power” With Susan E. Cahan In Harlem

mounting and susan cahan1Consider this: Prior to 1967, fewer than a dozen museum exhibitions in the U.S. had featured the work of African American artists. Continue Reading →

Allen Stringfellow Essay in Collage At Essie Green In Harlem

Stringfellow_-_Little_Old_Joint_II_BDrawing from diverse sources, including European Impressionism, Romare Bearden’s collages, William Carter’s tranquil oil paintings, and the bold and colorful modernist paintings of Jacob Lawrence, Stringfellow has constructed his own distinctive artistic vocabulary. Continue Reading →

A Conversation With Arva R. Rice And Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad

ArvaPhotoJoin 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 →

Steffani Jemison Sings Harlem Inspired Promise Machine At MOMA

On Thursday, June 25th, Brooklyn-based artist Steffani Jemison presents her new multipart commission Promise Machine, inspired by the Utopia Neighborhood Club, a Harlem-based women’s social service organization that directly supported Jacob Lawrence.  Continue Reading →

MoMA Launches Walking Tour Of Jacob Lawrence’s Harlem

joacob lawrence migration seriesThe current Museum of Modern Art exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North expands uptown, beyond the Museum’s galleries, with the launch of a self-guided walking tour that explores the Harlem that nurtured Lawrence as a young artist in the 1930s. Continue Reading →