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Past Exhibitions

  • Movements and Moments in Spring

    March 12, 2012 to December 31, 2012

    Movements and Moments in Spring was organized and curated by Gloria Aziza Lawyer to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of this historical association and International Women’s History Month.

    The National Conference of Artists (NCA) is the oldest African-American art association dedicated 

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  • Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

    July 12, 2012 to December 1, 2012

    Gordon Parks: 100 Moments celebrates a photographer who transformed the visual story of America with his ever-questioning lens, highlighting—in particular—the significance of Parks’s photographs from the early 1940s. 100 Moments focuses on Parks’s photographic practice of documenting 

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  • Moneta Sleet, Jr.: Pulitzer Prize Photojournalist

    July 12, 2012 to August 30, 2012

    Photojournalists often make decisions instantly and the resulting photograph can become the powerful and memorable record of a moment—or a movement. Moneta Sleet, Jr., born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1926, received his first camera at the age of nine. This retrospective collection of more than 

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  • The Obama Presidency: A Look Behind the Scenes/Photographs by Pete Souza Chief Official White House Photographer

    February 1, 2012 to June 16, 2012

    Applauding the Health Care Reform Bill, March 21, 2010This exhibition of 56 photographs by Pete Souza, the chief official White House photographer, forms a visual diary of nearly two years of President Obama’s time in office, from September 2009 through May 

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  • EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND: Malcolm X: A Search for Truth

    July 15, 2011 to March 8, 2012

    Malcolm X: A Search for Truth will provide the general public an opportunity to examine materials from the Malcolm X collection. The Malcolm X collection is unique in that it contains a wide range of speeches, sermons, radio broadcasts, diaries, correspondence, and other documents handwritten by 

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  • Romare Bearden: The Soul of Blackness/A Centennial Tribute

    July 15, 2011 to January 7, 2012

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is pleased to present a centennial birthday tribute to world acclaimed artist and native son Romare Bearden. This exhibition is the Center’s contribution to the nation-wide birthday celebration of his legacy being coordinated by the Romare 

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  • Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India

    February 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011

    The Siddis of Karnataka, India are the descendants of both early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to Goa on India’s west coast by the Portuguese beginning in the 16th century. Gradually, they escaped slavery and moved southward into the remote Western Ghatt 

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  • Harlem Views/Diasporan Visions: The New Harlem Renaissance Photographers

    February 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011

    Harlem Views/Diasporan Visions: The New Harlem Renaissance Photographers is the inaugural exhibition by the 25 members of New Harlem Renaissance Photographers. Views of Harlem, including the recent West African immigrant community and glimpses of the African Diaspora—in and out of Read More ›
  • What's Up @ the Schomburg?

    May 7, 2010 to January 3, 2011

  • Jerry Pinkney's African-American Journey to Freedom

    February 5, 2010 to April 18, 2010

    Jerry Pinkney's African-American Journey to Freedom The Seagram Collection of African-American Art This exhibition is a stunning collection of 35 watercolor paintings by the award-winning children’s book illustrator and artist. Originally commissioned by the Seagram Distillers in the mid-1970s 

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