Calendar of Events
The Wallach Gallery Reopens with the Uptown Triennial 2020September 24, 2020–February 28, 2021
Wallach Art Gallery I The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
The Wallach is pleased to open Uptown Triennial 2020, the second iteration in the series, presenting the work of contemporary artists in dialogue with the Harlem Renaissance—a defining moment in American modernism and African-American cultural history— during its centennial year.
A Renaissance Education: Mildred Johnson Edwards and the Harlem School She BuiltDecember 8, 2020
Teachers College - Columbia University
In a segregated New York City of the 1930s, as a young Black woman Mildred Johnson Edwards found herself unable to secure the teaching job she wanted. Undeterred, she went on to imagine and build a progressive, affirming, Black independent school, called The Modern School, which operated for more than 60 years in Harlem's Sugar Hill.
Isaac Julien's Looking for Langston at 30: A Film Screening and Roundtable Celebrating Queer Harlem, in support of Harlem Renaissance 100December 9, 2020
Columbia University in the City of New York
This event recognizes the significance of the 30th anniversary of Looking for Langston in black studies, queer studies, and cultural studies, and will explore Julien’s gorgeous meditation on black art, poetry, music, community, and intimacy.