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'Harlem: In Situ' at Addison Gallery Explores the Neighborhood's Complex History and Influence on Generations of Artists

‘Harlem: In Situ’ at Addison Gallery Explores the Neighborhood’s Complex History and Influence on Generations of Artists

“Three Little Girls Eating Ice Cream Cones” (1936) by Lucien Aigner   WHILE AFRICAN AMERICANS have lived in Harlem for centuries, photographers and artists have notably documented what became black Harlem for about 100 years and continue to train their sights on the cultural mecca increasingly defined by gentrification. The storied Harlem that captures the...
Sugar Hill Children's Museum in Harlem Announces New Leadership: Lauren Kelley Promoted to Director and Chief Curator

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum in Harlem Announces New Leadership: Lauren Kelley Promoted to Director and Chief Curator

  THE SUGAR HILL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM of Art and Storytelling is promoting from within. The Harlem museum whose primary audience is 3 to 8-year-olds, announced the appointment of Lauren Kelley (above) as director and chief curator. Kelley has been with the museum since 2013, when it was still in development. Previously serving as associate director...
Yale's Beinecke Library Buys $100,000 Map of Prohibition-Era Harlem

Yale’s Beinecke Library Buys $100,000 Map of Prohibition-Era Harlem

IN 1932, IF YOU WERE LOOKING for an uptown night club or speakeasy that was open all night, an illustrated map by E. Simms Campbell (1906-1971) would have been a valuable resource. Today, it is a valuable treasure. The original artwork for the map sold for $100,000 (including fees) at the Printed and Manuscript African...