harlem is... MUSIC... THEATER... DANCE...
CELEBRATING THE LIVING HISTORY OF HARLEM
This multi-part series celebrates the legendary people, places and institutions that helped shape the cultural history of Harlem. Each exhibition illuminates an aspect of Harlem’s character and culture, weaving together research, interviews and creative writing by local students with archival and contemporary elements.
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who’s keeping Black theater alive
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Explores Harlem’s unrivaled musical traditions as it traces this rich legacy
Photographic images, poetry, and prose, tell the story of African American Dance in Harlem
This award-winning multi-part series of exhibitions celebrating Harlem’s music, theater, and dance has toured citywide to over 30 locations from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to Federal Hall National Memorial.
Pursuit of Happiness (detail)
oil on canvas, 1937