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Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination

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

Featured Video

Ferguson is the Future

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.

Featured Blog Post

Art, Futurism, and the Black Imagination

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.

Featured Event


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 curators 

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