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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture advances the knowledge of the global black experience through dynamic programs and exhibitions. 



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Tue, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Films at the Schomburg
Films at the Schomburg: The Gospel According to André
Join us for an evening of film and conversation with André Leon Tally. André Leon Tally has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Kate Novack’s intimate portrait, The Gospel According to André takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. Novack’s film…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 24
@ 1 p.m.
Open Archive: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
On the eve of National Tap Dance day, join Schomburg Center librarians and archivists as they display of selected items from our coveted collection of materials highlighting the life and career of legendary Dancer/Actor, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Get up close and personal with the selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators. PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Robinson on street in Harlem, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Bill Robinson on street in Harl…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Fri, May 25
@ 7 p.m.
National Tap Day: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson Birthday Tribute Performance
The Schomburg Center has partnered with Divine Rhythms Productions to debut the performance Raising The Bar. Conceived and Choreographed by Award-winning collaborators Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels-Smith, Raising The Bar is a new revue celebrating the timeless relationship between Tap Dance and Jazz: two of the most popular original African-American art forms that has since been embraced worldwide. Raising The Bar challenges perceptions of the standard chorus lin…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Fri, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
LGBT Pride Edition
We’re excited to kick off LGBT Pride Month at the Schomburg Center with our third annual First Fridays: Gay Pride Edition and with recognition of our In the Life Archive, a collection of materials of and by black LGBT people throughout history preserved in our Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division. With our extended hours, guests are also invited to check out our 3 exhibitions Black Power, Unshackled Ink and InHarlem Firelei Báez: Joy out of Fire (opening May 1st). Join us as we celeb…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, June 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg
Consecrating the Cosmos: Masquerade, Performance and Spirituality in Carnival Traditions
An evening with Nyugen E. Smith and D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem in conversation on masquerade, performance and spirituality in Carnival traditions in the African Diaspora through the lens of Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. They will also discuss how these traditions have informed Nyugen's work and the work of other artists in the Diaspora. The program will begin with a collaborative performance activation by Smith and Duyst-Akpem of Rivers, Houston Conwill’s site-specific lobby art installation hon…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults