POSTERS AND PATRIOTISM

                     The Museum of the City of New York presents Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York, a visual exploration of the United States’ participation in the Great War as told by the outpouring of posters, flyers, magazine art, sheet music covers, and other [...]

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THE OPERA — WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

In a production that combines spoken word, contemporary dance, video projection, classical music, R&B and jazz singing with a brooding, often joyful score, the creative team’s original story depicts five North Philadelphia teens on the run. Comprising a 15-year-old African-American girl and her self-selected “family” of four brothers – a black-identified white boy and three [...]

TEXTILES PUSHES BOUNDARIES

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom -- Walter Benjamin Today the world of art and design is confronted with a debilitating lack of knowledge concerning textiles. Architects, artists and industrial designers as well as fashion designers no longer know the materials they work with each day of their careers. At a time [...]

NARI WARD’S G.O.A.T., again

          This is the first time in the park's 30-year history that the entire five-acre space has been handed over to a single artist, and Ward makes excellent use of the opportunity. There are six main components to the show, including the title track (if you will) G.O.A.T.S, 2017, for which [...]

HILTON ALS TALKS ON ALICE NEEL

Curated by Hilton Als David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Alice Neel curated by Hilton Als. On view at the gallery's 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces, the selection includes works that the artist made during her five decades of living and working in upper Manhattan, first [...]

HILTON ALS ON ALICE NEEL

Hilton Als (born 1960) is an American writer and theater critic who writes for The New Yorkermagazine. Als is a former staff writer for The Village Voice and former editor-at-large at Vibemagazine. Als was born in New York City, with roots in Barbados. His 1996 book The Women focuses on his mother (who raised him in [...]

ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY HARLEM

          Elizabeth Dee invited culturally influential curator Larry Ossei-Mensah to organize the inaugural edition of Selections, which opened to the public on Saturday, January 21st . The inaugural installment of Selections features the work of four artists based in Harlem and the South Bronx: Derek Fordjour, Emily Henretta, Lucia Hierro and Kenny [...]

SCHOMBURG CENTER NEW ‘BLACK POWER’ EXHIBITION

             Black Power! serves as another touchstone in the Schomburg’s “Black Power 50” focus, a yearlong examination into the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Stokely Carmichael and fellow Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker Willie Ricks introduced Black Power as a concept in June 1966. Black Power! is [...]

FEMALE STORIES — FEMALE LEADS — FEMALES DIRECT

Half the world's population is made up of women, yet very few of their stories make it onto the screen. The Athena Film Festival challenges that dynamic by showcasing women stories by other women and directed by women. Many are true stories where women stand up to unfairness. Others fictionalize real life situations to encourage [...]

AND THE WINNER IS…..

ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER Melissa Silverstein is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, which educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017.  Women and Hollywood is one of the most respected sites focused on women's issues and popular culture Silverstein has been recognized as one of the foremost [...]