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Ain’t I A Woman

Curated by Kimberli GantMoCADA Director of Exhibitions
July 15 – December 19, 2010

This group exhibition offers contemporary artistic depictions of women of African descent, focusing specifically on their interiority. Rather than examining women through the objectivity of their bodies, the artists portray African Diasporan women as active participants in their own visual representations.  Ain’t I A Woman features works in painting, video, installation and mixed media by damali abrams, Eric Alugas, Kimberly Becoat, Priscila De Carvalho, Andrea Chung, Elizabeth Colomba, William Mwazi, Kenya (Robinson), Phoenix Savage and Francis Simeni.

Taking its title from the 1885 speech given by orator and activist Sojourner Truth, this exhibition attempts to move the conversation toward the intellectual, emotional and spiritual components in the lives of women of African descent.  In addition, each featured artist is paired with an African female poet, selected from The Heinemann Book of African Women’s Poetry, who uses their literary works as inspiration.

In addition, the exhibition curator, Kimberli Gant, adds a participatory component. Every visitor will receive a card to answer questions on their own perspectives of women of African descent. The finished cards will be placed one of the gallery walls for viewing during the exhibition.


WBGO presents JAM-Jazz And Music., a touring exhibition by photographer Cay Fatima and the featured work of Bernard James, Kwame Brathwaithe,
Sherry Rayn Barnett, Everett James, Ronnie Wright and others.
This photographic experience will take you to many renowne
concert halls, festivals, theaters, clubs and bars.

Backstage or onstage, from Miles to Monk, bebop to funk, this is one exciting and inspirational exhibit. Now through September 30.

For more information: Visit








529 West 20th Street, 5FL.

New York, NY 10011   212-352 8058


Olu Amoda, SoHyun Bae, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Kidist H. Degaffe,

Diako, Sokey Edorh, Angele Etoundi Essamba, Mary Frank,

Paul Gardere, Bernard Guillot, Fathi Hassan, George Afedzi Hughes, Andre Juste, Osahenye Kainebi, Souleymane Keita, Khalid Kodi,Wosene Worke Kosrof, Aime Mpane, AfI Nayo, Uche Okeke,

Pefura, Ibrahim El Salahi, Tesfaye Tessema








Uche Okeke, Nze the Smart, 1958, etching, ed. 7 of 15, 9x7.25 inches



Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is housed in a landmark

building owned by the City of New York and supported, in part, by

public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state

agency; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with

support from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; Cultural Affairs

Commissioner Kate D. Levin; the New York City Council; Council

Speaker Christine Quinn; the Queens Delegation of the Council;

Majority Whip, Councilman Leroy Comrie; and Queens Borough

President Helen M. Marshall.




Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
(212) 491-2200
Hours and Directions




The exhibition presents a variety of African and African Diaspora themes that have been documented by acquisitions over the last 25 years. A diverse selection of treasures include a bill of sale for an enslaved Yoruba woman in Brazil; a document signed by Toussaint Louverture in Haiti in 1800; an 1801 letter from the future king of Northern Haiti, Henry Christophe; an 1857 list of Cuban runaways; Black Manhattan, a collage by Romare Bearden; Marcus Garvey's newspaper The Negro World; and documents from the AME Church, the Nation of Islam, the Hebrew Israelites, the Ethiopian Church; and many more.
In adddition, the exhibition features historical and cultural collections including The Malcolm X Collection, spotlighting photographs of him at various stages in his life, family photos, as well as his Qur’an; The Lorraine Hansberry Collection, which showcases the award-winning playwright’s personal papers, manuscripts, and photographs; the Melville and Frances Herskovits Collection of African and African Diaspora art, papers, and photographs, assembled by the noted anthropologists; and renowned theater historian Helen Armstead Johnson’s collection, which includes historical photos, posters, theater memorabilia, and rarely seen scrapbooks of black entertainers of the 18th and 20th centuries. 



National Museum of African American Cinema, Inc. and the New York State Black Films & Video Archives, Inc., presents

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg
163 West.125th Street @7th Ave
New York, New York




Photographers' Perspectives on Global Warming

The show features the work of five photographers on the Sections of the show will focus on melting glaciers,
rising sea levels in
Tuvalu , drought in Chad , melting
permafrost in
Alaska , the way scientists study global
warming, and a special section on how global warming
will affect the
United States .   The photographers' work shows the extent to which global warming is occurring in every part of the world and the people it is already affecting.


Gary Braasch: A veteran wildlife photographer whose
book on the effects of global warming, Earth Under
Fire, will be released by
University of California
Press next year.

Ashley Cooper: A freelance photographer focusing on
global warming, based in
Ambleside , UK .

Peter Essick: A veteran photographer for National
Geographic whose work focuses on environmental issues.
Peter's byline has appeared in the magazine more than
fifty times.

Cedric Faimali: A photojournalist with the French
Argos .

Joshua Wolfe: A freelance photographer based in
Brooklyn who has focused his work on global warming.
He is the coordinator of this show.


The Studio Museum Harlem  

Current Exhibitions



144 West 125th Street

New York, New York 10027


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In the Wake of Tradition: Encountering America among Bolivia 's Highland Farmers


Photographs by Evan Abramson


"For many of the individuals and communities involved, these photographs are the first and only attempt anyone has made to communicate with them for the purpose of expressing their lives--or something of their collective life experience:   as a culture, a community or a living history: some of the oldest and most anciently rooted living histories of the Americas, incarnations of those most original of American civilizations."


Evan Abramson's rare, highly intimate vision of the Bolivian Andean indigenous draws its closeness from over two years of life among the rural farmers of Latin America . In the Wake of Tradition explores the concept and identity of America in the context of South America 's cultural history, related through the present-day traditions of isolated indigenous communities and the lives of their members within the rugged, rural zones of some of the highest inhabited parts of the Andes .