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CHESTER HIGGINS JR.: Passing Through  
On-view October 1 - August 27, 2017

Travel through time, face cultural icons, survey infinite landscapes, and intimate rituals through the black and white photographic lens of Chester Higgins Jr.  Passing Through will present a selection of his images captured from 1969 to 2002 in cross sections of Africa, The Americas, and Harlem. This exhibition will be complemented with programming, storytelling, and art-making workshops, aimed at stimulating wonder and intercultural exchange. 
 
Chester Higgins, Jr. has been the focus of solo exhibitions nationally and abroad including: the International Center of Photography, the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of African Art, and the Dapper Museum in Paris. He served on staff with the New York Times from 1975-2015, with work also appearing in such publications as Newsweek, Essence, and Life. 

On-view October 1 - August 27, 2017

Z IS FOR ZIGZAG: DireCtions Around Northern Manhattan

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On-view NOW through January 7, 2017

THE CROWN FUTURES:
SHANI PETERS IN COLLABORATION WITH SUGAR HILL YOUTH

A multimedia art work and public engagement project directed by artist Shani Peters, The Crown Futures celebrates concepts of self-determination through explorations of traditional head-dresses from African, indigenous American, and Western cultures. This site-specific installation was created for The Salon by Shani in collaboration with local youth, ages 5 to 13, in workshops at the Museum. In the artist's words: I am interested in community building, activism histories, reinterpreted models of record keeping and popular media subversion. My practice seeks to share the imaginative rewards I receive from my creative life with the communities that I am physically and/or emotionally close to.

A multimedia art work and public engagement project directed by artist Shani Peters, The Crown Futures celebrates concepts of self-determination through explorations of traditional head-dresses from African, indigenous American, and Western cultures. This site-specific installation was created for The Salon by Shani in collaboration with local youth, ages 5 to 13, in workshops at the Museum. In the artist's words: I am interested in community building, activism histories, reinterpreted models of record keeping and popular media subversion. My practice seeks to share the imaginative rewards I receive from my creative life with the communities that I am physically and/or emotionally close to.

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