Category: Museums / Galleries

New Director of Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Named — Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

New Director of Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Named — Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced today that Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a scholar of African-American history from Indiana University, has been selected as the next Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, effective July 2011. Dr. Muhammad will succeed Howard Dodson Jr., who last year announced his plan to retire [...]

November 17, 2010 | 1 Comment More
African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center

African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center

The African Burial Ground National Monument’s new Visitor Center will open to the public Saturday, Feb. 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The normal operating hours thereafter will be Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., except for federal holidays. The Visitor Center [...]

February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Marvelous Color at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Marvelous Color at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Somos Arte presents the new exhibit, Marvelous Color, celebrating six of Marvel Comics’ popular and iconographic super hero characters: Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, The Falcon, Blade and James Rhodes (Iron Man/War Machine) at the gallery of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) located at 408 West 58th Street, between 9th and 10th [...]

January 5, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Barack Obama’s Wax Double Sworn in at Paris Museum

Barack Obama’s Wax Double Sworn in at Paris Museum

Barack Obama’s wax double joined the pantheon of world leaders and stars at the Grevin Museum in Paris on Monday, after being unveiled at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

June 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Rooftop Films at El Museo Del Barrio — New Muslim Cool

Rooftop Films at El Museo Del Barrio —
New Muslim Cool

Synopsis: A Puerto Rican Muslim rapper fights oppression and finds peace in Pittsburgh. Filmmaker and subjects will be in attendance. Pre-show music by the film’s star, Hamza Perez. Open bar after-party following the screening.

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Museum Mile Festival — June 9, 2009

Museum Mile Festival — June 9, 2009

One day a year, for the past 31 years, nine of the country’s finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. This traffic-free, music- and art-filled celebration fills the street and sidewalks of Fifth [...]

June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Tavis Smiley Discusses His New Book Accountable: Making America as Good as It’s Promise, Barack Obama and the Traveling Exhibit America I Am: The African American Imprint

Tavis Smiley Discusses His New Book Accountable: Making America as Good as It’s Promise, Barack Obama and the Traveling Exhibit America I Am: The African American Imprint

Tavis Smiley’s Accountable: Making America as Good as Its Promise provides real-life examples of how crucial issues — including health care, education, the economy, unequal justice, and the environment — manifest themselves in our communities. The book demonstrates the urgent need to hold politicians and ourselves responsible, because the stakes have never been higher. Accountable [...]

March 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
A Look Back — Inside Black Culture at the Studio Museum in Harlem

A Look Back — Inside Black Culture at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to have Tyrus Rochell Townsend from the blog I.Heart.Art and The.Noir.Arts.Gallery write this review for us. His bio states “I believe I teach and reach the masses through my words and my aura.  I love, live, become and support art. Crystal McCrary Anthony, Nathan Hale Williams and Veronica Webb ****** [...]

March 4, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Casa Frela — A Gallery in the Heart of Harlem

Casa Frela — A Gallery in the Heart of Harlem

Past the Metro North tracks on 119th Street there are a string of buildings, the Emanual AME Church, and what many may not know, a gallery dedicated to artists whose work represents an array of backgrounds, mindsets, and skills. Translated Casa Frela means “Delicate Home”; so it fits that the gallery also serves as the [...]

February 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has a full list of events to commemorate Black history month. For more details check out the website. Many of the events are free or have a minimal cost. Below is only a partial listing of events. AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:00 [...]

January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment More
BET and BET J Celebrate Black History Month

BET and BET J Celebrate Black History Month

Evidence Dance Company ******** BET and BET J will commemorate Black History Month with a lineup of gospel specials, black  film and original programming highlighting the   accomplishments of African Americans who have paved the way in music, film,  and entertainment.

January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 30, 2009

Obama Watch January 30, 2009

Trademark Obama suit a fashion hit Matt Lauer to Interview President Obama before Super Bowl Obama calls $18B in Wall St. bonuses ‘shameful’ Fox News Is Using the Obamas to Perfect Its Racist Attacks on Black America Michelle Obama Gets the Wax Museum Treatment Candidate Linked to Obama Parody Song Leaves Race for G.O.P. Chairman [...]

January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 28, 2009

Obama Watch January 28, 2009

BAKER APOLOGIZES FOR RACIST OBAMA COOKIES: Pastry chef baked ‘drunken negro face’ cookie ‘in honor’ of new president Ringling Bros. Circus names baby elephant Barack Obama Mad Magazine Cover: Spoofs President’s First 100 Days (PHOTOS) Obama Needs a Few Good Enemies to Help Him Shape His Presidency Inaugural Youth ‘Scam’ Controversy Continues Obama set to [...]

January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem’s El Museo del Barrio Hosts it’s 6th Annual Young International Circle Benefit

Harlem’s El Museo del Barrio Hosts it’s 6th Annual Young International Circle Benefit

October 14, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Uptown Fridays Featuring DJ Reborn @ The Stidio Museum in Harlem

Uptown Fridays Featuring DJ Reborn @ The Stidio Museum in Harlem

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August 20, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Africanismo! — Short Films and Live Performances at the Bronx Museum

Africanismo! — Short Films and Live Performances at the Bronx Museum

On Friday, August 1, 2008 from 6:00 to 10:00pm, the Andrew Freedman Home in the South Bronx will serve as the backdrop for the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ FREE First Fridays! event “Africanísmio!” Organized in collaboration the African Film Festival and Afrokinetic, the program will offer an exciting afternoon of outdoor film screenings by [...]

July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Kindred Cool — Portraits Inspired by Ralph Ellison, Albert Murray and Romare Bearden

Kindred Cool — Portraits Inspired by Ralph Ellison, Albert Murray and Romare Bearden

The Kindred Cool exhibition seeks to pays homage to the jazz friendship of Romare Bearden, Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray. Each photograph is composed of three individuals, trios, who are bonded by jazz.

July 31, 2008 | 1 Comment More