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Upcoming Exhibitions


  • The 75th Anniversary of the American Negro Theatre

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Opening June 1, 2015

    The Schomburg Center celebrates the 75th anniversary of our renowned American Negro Theatre (ANT) with an exhibition. Known to the locals as “The Harlem Library Little Theatre,” the ANT was founded in 1940 as a community space for thespians to work in productions that illustrated the diversity of black life. This exhibition is taken entirely from the Schomburg Collections and highlights the ANT’s stage productions from 1940 through 1949 with photographs, posters, playbills, and news clippings. Images include scenes from successful plays such as Anna Lucasta, studio workshops, and radio broadcasts featuring prominent talent like Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier and Lofton Mitchell, whose careers began at the ANT. The exhibition is located in the Theatre, and is open 10:00 - 6:00, M, F, S, and 10:00 - 8:00, T, W, Th.

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Community Showcases

Select locations provide space to community groups, organizations or individuals to showcase works that the Library determines will further its mission.

  • Evidence of Process

    Bloomingdale Library
    Opening June 1, 2015

    A West Sider for many years, Rand Huebsch is a printmaker and has taught at the Center for Books Arts and the New York Public Library.  He has experimented with many forms of etching and written for such arts publications as the British quarterly "Printmaking Today."  His prints and artist books are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Cambridge University Library, among others.

    Rand will be teaching a rubber stamp making class at Bloomingdale on June 27th at 2pm.



    This show is in memory of Michael Durbin.


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