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Exhibitions

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture offers exhibitions throughout the year. These exhibitions are usually based on items from the Center's extensive collections. Exhibition hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please keep in mind that we do not accept unsolicited proposals for exhibitions. 

  • The Deep South–Then & Now

    This exhibition showcases 25 contemporary images taken by photographer Kenneth B. Goldberg when he visited some of the landmark places of the Civil Rights Movement. 

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  • Motown: The Truth Is A Hit

    Motown founder Berry Gordy is quoted as saying “The truth is a hit.” And in truth, Detroit’s Motown Records became the voice of an entire generation. Our upcoming Motown exhibition, The Truth Is a Hit seeks to explore Gordy’s notion of the truth by tracing black music from its 

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  • Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution

    From 1900 to 1960, Hollywood’s greatest animators and biggest studios produced more than 600 cartoon shorts featuring black characters. These films reflected the racial stereotypes of the pre–Civil Rights Era, portraying blacks as less than human and as minstrel caricatures. It wasn’t 

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  • Donald Andrew Agarrat: Harlem Photographer

    This solo exhibition features a selection of photographs by Donald Andrew Agarrat, whose passionate eye captured the complex beauty of Harlem and its inhabitants, the black LGBT community, and New York City. Ranging from portraits to street scenes, Agarrat’s thoughtful focus sought 

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