Fall Open House
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
The evening will including light refreshments, wine bar by Melba's, music by DJ Laylo -- blending hip hop, soul, latin, house, reggae, and afro-beat.
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet Schomburg Curators and archivists of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books; Photographs and Prints; and the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Divisions.
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet the Schomburg Education team to learn upcoming school programs, professional development opportunities and teacher workshops.
6:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Special performances inspired by The Schomburg Collects WPA Artists 1935-1943. Narration and musical selections by featured artists: performing artist Nora Cole, soprano singer Bridgett Hooks, gospel and opera singer June Townes accompanied by Dr. Gregory Payne.
6:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Guided tours of Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography curated by Rickie Solinger. The New Deal-era photographs illustrate a number of ways that African Americans took opportunities opened up by the New Deal to claim their status as citizens, in some ways laying foundations for the Civil Rights Movement.
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A live conversation on Afros: A Natural Hair Celebration with photographer Michael July and author Ayana Byrd. Moderated by Imani Perry, Professor at the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University.
Presented in partnership with Harlem Arts Alliance with Harlem Arts Advocacy Week.
When & Where
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
Each Friday in February, we’ll spotlight a special item from the collection. This year, we're taking inspiration from our brand new exhibition, Motown: The Truth Is A Hit with a music theme. Learn fascinating Black History Month facts and be entered to win tickets to Motown: The Musical on Broadway! Sign up here
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