Head to the American Museum of Natural History on February 21st at 12pm or 3pm for a free afternoon of programming to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Award-wining Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company rings in the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The Museum’s Lunar New Year festival celebrates Asian art and culture through contemporary choreography, traditional storytelling, and hands-on activities taught by local artisans.
¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, and Loisaida Inc.
¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York is a multi-venue artistic and cultural survey of The Young Lords Organization—a radical social activist group founded by Puerto Rican youth in the 1960s that demanded reform in health care, education, housing, employment, and policing. Exhibitions of art and archival materials at three cultural institutions in New York City will explore how the Young Lords’ activities, community-focused initiatives, and their affirmation of Puerto Rican identity inspired artists from the 1960s to the present day, and had a major impact on the City and the social history of the United States.
Young Lords will include public and educational programs across partnering venues to build awareness of the Young Lords’ innovative contributions to the struggle for civil rights and influence on contemporary artists, and to spark conversations about grassroots community activism today. The institutions partnering in ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York are all located in neighborhoods where the Young Lords were most active, and each exhibition reflects on the Young Lords’ activities in that part of the City.
A physical exhibition of “Unbound: A Tribute to Aaron Swartz” will be presented in New York City at ThoughtWorks, a progressive technology company built by a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change. This is the company where Aaron Swartz worked, building software in support of grass-roots political movements. We are thankful to ThoughtWorks for giving this exhibition a physical space and for granting us with the opportunity to bring people together to honor Aaron’s legacy under one roof. We are also thankful to ThoughtWorkers Jared Hatch, Andy McWilliams and Amy Schantz for helping to make the physical exhibit a reality.
Unbound: A Tribute to Aaron Swartz
Exhibit Duration: March 28 – May 30
Opening Reception: March 28 6PM – 9PM
Viewing Hours: Noon to 3PM on March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 or by appointment:
Visit The Studio Museum in Harlem for the last weeks of the Fall/Winter 2013-14 season! Come see The Shadows Took Shape, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, and Harlem Postcards: Fall/Winter 2013-14 before it ends on March 9, 2014.
Photo Caption: Jamal Cyrus “Texas Fried Tenor (Learning to Work the Saxophone)” 2012 Tenor saxophone, flour, water, egg, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, foam adhesive (Photo by Erin Hylton)