HW Pick: ‘Draped Down’ At Studio Museum In Harlem

draped down at studio museum in harlemIn 1942, cultural anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston listed the term “draped down” as one of several terms meaning “well-dressed” in a glossary of Harlem Renaissance -era slang. Continue Reading →

Artist Vicki DaSilva Repurposes West Harlem (video)

VickiDaSilva_Repurpose_2014_smLast Saturday night,  the West Harlem Art Fund collaborated with artist Vicki DaSilva who won Art Takes Times Square (2012) to create a beautiful light graffiti underneath the 12 Avenue (Riverside Drive) viaduct in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Are You An Entrepreneur With A Plan? Win $200,000 To Make It Happen!

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Harlem Becomes A Destination For African Tribal Art Week

african art in harlem photoBy Mel Brown with additional contributions from Tricia Fraser

For almost a century, Harlem has been known as a destination for contemporary art, culture and fashion. With emerging revitalization, Harlem has experienced yet another cultural metamorphosis. Continue Reading →

Maria Felix Retrospective At MCI

Maria FelixIn celebration of the l00th anniversary of the birth of Mexican actress and diva María Félix, a muse for poets, musicians and painters, our three organizations will present two of her short films, a panel discussion and reception, as well as six of her films. Continue Reading →

Rep. Charles B. Rangel’s Annual Congressional Art Competition

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Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Havanna’s Harlem

205Direct from Havana, Orquesta Aragón, is one of Cuba’s grandest and most enduring charanga Bands.  The “Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestra of Cuban music,” is a national treasure on the island and have performed worldwide for over 60 years. Continue Reading →