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Fall Open House


October 2, 2013

Our third annual Fall Open House is an opportunity to sample some of the exciting programs taking place at the Schomburg  - from guided tours and talks, to performances, and live music. 

The evening will including light refreshments, wine bar by Melba's, music by DJ Laylo -- blending hip hop, soul, latin, house, reggae, and afro-beat.


6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet Schomburg Curators and archivists of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books; Photographs and Prints; and the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Divisions.

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet the Schomburg Education team to learn upcoming school programs, professional development opportunities and teacher workshops.

6:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Special performances inspired by The Schomburg Collects WPA Artists 1935-1943. Narration and musical selections by featured artists: actress Nora Cole, soprano singer Bridgett Hooks, gospel and opera singer June Townes accompanied by Dr. Gregory Payne.

6:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Guided tours of Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography curated by Rickie Solinger. The New Deal-era photographs illustrate a number of ways that African Americans took opportunities opened up by the New Deal to claim their status as citizens, in some ways laying foundations for the Civil Rights Movement. 

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A live conversation on Afros: A Natural Hair Celebration with photographer Michael July and author Ayana Byrd. Moderated by Imani Perry, Professor at the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University.


Presented in partnership with Harlem Arts Alliance with Harlem Arts Advocacy Week.