Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr. – Exhibition Opening Reception

January 15, 2019 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for the official opening of Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr. in the Latimer/Edison Gallery.

Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr. is a Schomburg Center Capsule Exhibition of archival photography from the Photographs & Prints Division. The exhibition presents an intimate photo travelogue of King’s pilgrimage to India, Nobel Peace Prize acceptance in Oslo, Norway, and his work as a non-violent crusader for civil rights captured by select photographers of the day. Crusader Without Violence by Dr. L. D. Reddick is the first biography about Martin Luther King, Jr. published in 1959. This exhibition coincides 60th anniversary of its publication.

Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta being greeted by Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (left) and labor leader A. Philip Randolph (right) at the Pan American World Airways terminal, in New York City” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1950 – 1959.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

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Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

October 4, 2018 – October 6, 2019

This landmark exhibition in the Museum’s American Wing showcases 116 masterworks representing the achievements of artists from more than fifty cultures across North America. Ranging in date from the second to the early twentieth century, the diverse works are promised gifts, donations, and loans to The Met from the pioneering collectors Charles and Valerie Diker. Long considered to be the most significant holdings of historical Native American art in private hands, the Diker Collection has particular strengths in sculpture from British Columbia and Alaska, California baskets, pottery from southwestern pueblos, Plains drawings and regalia, and rare accessories from the eastern Woodlands.

Accompanied by a catalogue.

#ArtofNativeAmerica

Price: Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

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Location
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10028 US

Between the Lines: Crusader Without Violence with Dr. Derryn Moten

January 15, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Lawrence Dunbar Reddick was an African American scholar, historian, and activist, and was named the second curator of the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature after Arturo Schomburg’s death in 1939. In 1959, Reddick wrote Crusader without Violence: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., the first profile of the young leader before his rise to global prominence as a civil rights icon.

Join us as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary Edition of Crusader without Violence as it returns to circulation with new biographical details on Reddick, and a special introduction by Dr. Derryn Moten, professor of history and department chair at Alabama State University.

This program coincides with the official opening of Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr. in the Latimer Edison Gallery.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Germ City Microbes and the Metropolis

October 11, 2018 | 10:00am – 6:00pm – Every day until April 28, 2019

A fascinating look at New York City’s battle against infectious disease.
Humans and microbes have always co-habited, and their relationship has had a profound influence on human history—especially in cities, the crossroads of the movements of people, goods, and germs. Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis explores the complex story of New York’s long battle against infectious disease—a fight involving government, urban planners, medical professionals, businesses, and activists. It reveals how our understanding of disease has changed us physically, socially, and culturally, and the surprising interplay between people and pathogens in an urban context.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with The New York Academy of Medicine and Wellcome. It is part of Wellcome’s international project Contagious Cities, which explores the interplay of people and pathogens in urban contexts. Drawing on the model of the Wellcome Collection’s “Reading Room,” Germ City features a hybrid gallery and library where visitors can view historical artifacts alongside contemporary artworks created for the exhibition, delve into the exhibition’s themes with a curated selection of books, and access a wide range of perspectives through digital interactives.

The Museum and Museum Store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm.
Chalsty’s Café is open daily from 10:00 am–5:00 pm.

Cost: Suggested Admission: Adults: $18; Seniors (65+); Students: $12 (with I.D.); and Under age 20: Free and Members: Free.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

More Info: https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/germ-city

Interior Lives Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers

October 26, 2018 | 10:00am – 6:00pm – On exhibit daily until March 24, 2019

Three photographers explore the lives of Chinese Americans.

New York City’s nine predominantly Chinese neighborhoods are home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia. Interior Lives features the work of three photographers who have spent years documenting the lives of Chinese New Yorkers: Thomas Holton, Annie Ling, and An Rong Xu.

Thomas Holton has followed the trajectory of a single family, the Lams of Ludlow Street, since 2003. Starting as a family of five in a 350-square-foot apartment, the family has changed over the past 15 years, with the growth of the children and the eventual separation of the parents. For more than a year, Annie Ling documented the lives of the 35 residents of the fourth floor of 81 Bowery—the “invisible immigrants” who live cramped quarters and work for low wages, many sacrificing in order to support their families left behind in China. And An Rong Xu has used photography to explore his Chinese-American identity with a series of photographs that explore the intersection of “two sometimes polarizing cultures.” Together, the works of these photographers provide a window into the complex realities of immigrant life in New York City.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) exhibition Interior Lives: Photographs of Chinese Americans in the 1980s by Bud Glick.

On exhibit until March 24, 2019. The Museum and Museum Store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm. Chalsty’s Café is open daily from 10:00 am–5:00 pm.

Cost: Suggested Admission: Adults: $18; Seniors (65+); Students: $12 (with I.D.); and Under age 20: Free and Members: Free.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

More Info: https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/interior-lives

Rebel Women – Defying Victorianism

October 12, 2018 | 10:00am – 6:00pm | On exhibit daily until January 6, 2018

New York women have a history of pushing the envelope.

We may think of the Victorian era as a period of constraints on women’s lives, a time when middle-class ideas about femininity defined women by their roles as guardians of virtue and relegated them to the private, domestic sphere. But 19th-century New York City was full of women who defied those expectations—women of different classes, races, and ideologies who challenged the social expectations that attached to them because of their gender.

Some of the things that these women did would not be considered boat-rocking today: a woman could be a rebel simply by speaking in public, by working outside the home, or by disregarding middle-class morality or decorum. Rebel Women explores the lives of activists like Elizabeth Jennings Graham, an African-American New Yorker who refused to get off a segregated trolley in 1854; professionals like Hetty Green, a wealthy businesswoman and broker branded “the witch of Wall Street”; and working women like Helen Jewett, New York’s most prominent courtesan—all of whom challenged the Victorian ideal.

Featuring photographs, garments, paintings, and prints from the Museum’s collections, the exhibition brings to light the compelling and often untold stories of the city’s independent, unconventional, and path-breaking women who had an indelible impact on New York’s society, culture, and economy by the turn of the 20th century.

On exhibit until January 6, 2019. The Museum and Museum Store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm. Chalsty’s Café is open daily from 10:00 am–5:00 pm.

Cost: Suggested Admission: Adults: $18; Seniors (65+); Students: $12 (with I.D.); and Under age 20: Free and Members: Free.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

More Info: https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/rebel-women

Swing Forward While Swaying Back

Six Bronx artists envision alternate futures through collaborative installations that provocatively and poetically challenge their audiences. Each project simultaneously draws on rich and varied art, activist, and cultural histories to search for something beyond itself – whether in relation to economies of generosity and exchange, practical information about immigration rights, or complex conversations about cultural heritage.

Artists: Alicia Grullón; Blanka Amezkua; Fran Ilich; Francheska Alcantara; Walter Cruz; and Yelaine Rodriguez. Curator: Amanda McDonald Crowley

Opening Reception: Wed., Oct 3, 5:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Closing Reception: Wed., Dec 5, 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday thru Friday; 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost: FREE

Longwood Gallery at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street-Room C-190
Bronx, NY 10451

More Info: https://www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/events/Gallery/Swing_forward/Swing_forward.shtml

Black-Irish presents “Greetings from Harlem: The Past is Present”

October 18, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

“Greetings from Harlem: The Past is Present” is a series by Shaun O’Rourke comprised of fine art, mixed media, and limited edition, signed and numbered prints. The show pays tribute to an ever-evolving Harlem through its temporary textures, graffiti, architecture and people. We honor the past, while standing in the present.

As 20+ year Harlem artists and as business owners, Black-Irish has found a continual flow of inspiration in the sights and materials found in Harlem, enriching Black-Irish’s ongoing archive of fine art and limited edition prints.

Black-Irish reimagines modern Harlem scenes and details through the lens of vintage print aesthetics (including lithograph, silkscreen, chromolith, rotogravure, hand tints, etc.), offering fresh perspectives & bridging the gap between Harlem past and present.

Cost: Free

X Gallery
163 Malcolm X Boulevard
Harlem New York 10026

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Make Some Noise at MCNY

July 18, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

An outdoor concert on the Museum’s Terrace featuring knockout performances by vocalist and composer, Imani Uzuri, who will also MC the evening, and sets by Zoe Allyn and Jack Lucy, two rising stars of New York City’s singer-songwriter scene. This musical celebration marks the grand finale of Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics and launches our new exhibition, Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism. Both exhibitions will be open late and drinks and snacks will be available from Amy’s Bread.

Cost: $10 general admission | $5 for Museum Members and students
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10029

More Info: http://www.mcny.org/noise

 

 

We Come In Peace by Huma Bhabha

May 1, 2018 to October 28, 2018 | 10:00am – 9:00pm

Bhabha describes her sculptures as “characters” “that, through their materiality, rough construction, and references to the history of sculpture, become rich screens for projections of psychological depth.” All of her sculptures incorporate art-historical references.

We Come in Peace by Poughkeepsie-based artist, Huma Bhabha arrived on The Roof Garden of the MET this week. This site-specific installation addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Her ‘haunting figures’ were created using found materials such as clay, Styrofoam, cork and cast in bronze.

Her fondness for science-fiction and horror films have contributed to her artistic thought-process. In fact, the title of this installation ~ We Come in Peace ~ is taken from a line in the 1951 sci-fi film, ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still.’

Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace will be on view from April 17 through October 28, 2018 on The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. This is the sixth in a series of site-specific commissions for the outdoor space.

Cost: General admission is $25 for adults; $17 for seniors; $12 for students; and free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12. General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Open Seven Days a Week: Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*; Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*.

Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York
1000 Fifth Avenue btwn 80th and 84th Streets
New York, NY 10028

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