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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke -

March 11–October 30, 2020
Museum of the City of New York

To mark the centennial of the start of the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of creativity that transformed African-American arts and culture in the 1920s and '30s, Jeffrey C. Stewart discusses The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Alain LeRoy Locke (1885-1954). Known as the "father" of the Harlem Renaissance, Locke was a renowned academic and queer philosopher whose cultural impact continues to resonate today. Stewart will consider Locke’s tremendous influence on the artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance and his new aesthetic philosophy of urbanism in the black city. Following his presentation, Stewart will be joined in conversation by Harlem style intellectual Lana Turner, co-founder and chair of The Literary Society.

Harlem Jazz Icons: A Series Celebrating American Cultural Innovators

May 8–November 29, 2020
Harlem One Stop

The inaugural Jazz Icons of Harlem - A Series Celebrating American Cultural Innovators will honor some of Jazz music’s most legendary names including Mary Lou Williams, Philippa Duke Schuyler, George Gershwin and Billy Strayhorn with a special commemorative celebration of their vast contributions to American culture held on each of their respective birthdays

The Wallach Gallery Reopens with the Uptown Triennial 2020

September 24–December 13, 2020
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.

Harlem Renaissance Man: Johnny Hudgins

November 18, 2020
Wallach Art Gallery I The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery

What is it that makes Johnny Hudgins and Jack Johnson Harlem Renaissance men? Join Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Founder and Director of Columbia University’s Jazz Center for the first of this two-part series exploring the lives of Harlem Renaissance trailblazers.