The harlem is . . . Music, Theater & Dance exhibit opening Feb. 13th at Harlem Hospital Center salutes some of the great legacy keepers of the century including Barbara Ann Teer, Black female visionary artist, activist and one of the most important forces in Black theater in Harlem and beyond.

In 1968 she. created The National Black Theatre, the first revenue making black theater complex in the United States. The theater is dedicated to social transformation and change and historical innovation within the African American Community .

Its influence and power continues today through the leadership of her daughter, Sade Lythcott, and Jonathan McCrory. More information is at https://www.harlem-is.org/theater and at https://www.nationalblacktheatre.org/our-story

Harlem is… Music, Theater and Dance is a multimedia intergenerational living history permanent exhibition at the historic Harlem Hospital Center located at 506 Lenox Avenue at 136th Street.

You will be awestruck to learn about the over 100 legendary people, institutions, and places the exhibit celebrates that define Harlem’s cultural significance – with contemporary and archival photographs, the writings of students, poets, and elders, and an illustrated timeline that connects to our interactive website at Harlem-Is.org.

Developed over more than two decades by Community Works NYC and New Heritage Theatre Group, the exhibit has toured citywide and been viewed by more than three million people and now has come home to Harlem, to an institution that also believes that art heals and community matters.

You can visit the main exhibition on the 2nd floor of the Harlem Hospital Center outside of the Herbert Cave Auditorium. You can also visit the exhibition’s illustrated 100-year timeline of Harlem history in the 1st floor Mural Pavilion alongside the historic and breathtaking WPA-era murals.

Open Tuesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursdays & Saturdays 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free (you must check in with the main desk in the lobby)

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This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Community Works board chairman Michael Davidson