Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination
Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination is sure to satisfy the sci-fi/fantasy nerd in all of us. Curated by artist John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson, this exhibition includes artifacts from the Schomburg collections that are connected to Afrofuturism, black speculative imagination and Diasporan cultural production. Offering a fresh perspective on the power of speculative imagination and the struggle for various freedoms of expression in popular culture, Unveiling Visions showcases illustrations and other graphics that highlight those popularly found in science fiction, magical realism and fantasy. Items on display include film posters, comics, t-shirts, magazines, CD covers, playbills, religious literature, and more.
The exhibition galleries are open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., unless there is a previously scheduled program or event at the same time and preventing access to the space.
October 1st, 2015 - January 16th, 2016 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Artist Nettrice Gaskins's "Ferguson is the Future — Incubating Alternative Worlds Through Arts, Activism, and Scholarship." Gaskins's work is on display in Unveiling Visions.
This online version of the exhibition brochure delves deeper into the exploration of the emerging artists’ imagination, analysis of visual culture, and subsequent complex narratives. Discover the power of creativity developed amidst political and social resistance, through illustrations, graphic designs, and mixed digital media, among others. Full, print versions of the brochure are available at the exhibition.
Featured Blog Post
As we launch our brand new exhibition, Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination, scholar and artist Tiffany E. Barber reflects on the influence of Afrofuturism and the inspiration of the show's fantastic duo: Curators John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson.
The Schomburg Center's annual Fall Open House is an opportunity for our audiences and patrons to access and engage with our collections, exhibitions, and programmatic offerings in an evening full of talks, performances, films and art.
This year’s program is titled, The Black Fantastic, with a focus on the following themes: radical storytelling and black speculative fiction; Black futurism; protest; and black survival. Meet our librarians, archivists and curatorsRead More ›
- Wednesday October 7, 2015, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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