SIMUL, a signature art installation to be beneath under the Riverside Drive Viaduct at 125th Street, will play as a double metaphor. It’s connecting Harlem to the wider New York, as well as bringing local residents together under the bridge. SIMUL intertwines with the bridge, and at the center is the meeting point of the tubing system, which can be called the nucleus of the piece. The center could be described as an intermingling of tubes, which is meant to represent how, although the people are all different, the city is one interconnected community. Everyone who lives in the city, even short-time visitors, is a New Yorker.Read More
Hunter East Harlem Gallery is presenting the exhibition, Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti through March 2, 2019.
The French Caribbean is made up of two islands—Guadeloupe and Martinique—and the state of French Guiana, which sits on the northeastern edge of South America. These Overseas Departments are officially governed by, and are politically, economically, and socially connected to, France. In the Greater Antilles, the nation of Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. In 1804, after over a decade of rebellion led by slaves, Haiti gained independence from France and forever changed the history of French sovereignty in the Caribbean.Read More
Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur fellow Jason Moran, this series of interventions in the Veterans Room includes a diverse mix of artists and musicians whose practices defy categorization and expressly mirror the innovative spirit of the exceptional young artists present at the room’s inception.Read More
On March 28th, he will conduct the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra in the renovated Neidorff-Karpati Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public.Read More
The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s. Harlem then was a cultural center and drew writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars of African descent to the area.Read More
Focus Lighting and the West Harlem Art Fund have collaborated with celebrated artist Dianne Smith to create a series of digital paintings to adorn the Arches of Harlem, as its first installation.Read More