Exhibits at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
From October 1,2015 through December 31, 2015, the Schomburg Center exhibits Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination. This vibrant, bold collection of art showcases a global perspective of “black imagination” from 87 emerging, mid-career artist. The exhibit is broken down into six segments: The Living Arkive, The Data Thief, Finding Shadow Objects, The Pantechnological Impulse, Material Culture, Both Real and Imagined. The collection of artwork is a visual exploration of Afrofuturism, science fiction, horror, comics, magic realism, and fantasy.
In honor of The 75th Anniversary of the American Negro Theatre the Schomburg Center presents an exhibit celebrating the group. The ANT, a group of actors and playwrights bound together and formed the black theater in the basement of the 135th street Branch of The New York Public Library. One of the groups mission was to, “develop a permanent acting company trained in the arts and crafts of the theater that alsoreflected the special gifts, talents, and attributes of African Americans.” The ANT exhibit is on display until December 31, 2015, and can be found on the lower level of the Schomburg Center.
Black Suburbia: Levittown to Ferguson is a new exhibit, which tells the story of the African American suburban experience. The exhibition gives insight on the struggles African Americans experienced in order to become homeowners, and live out the American Dream. The exhibit visits Hempstead, New York; Shaker Heights, Ohio: Compton and Baldwin Hills, California; and other American suburbs. Letters, photographs, property deeds, personal interviews, and film footage featured in the Black Suburbia exhibit will be on display until mid January.