GORDON PARKS: HALF AND THE WHOLE

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce Gordon Parks: Half and the Whole, on view at both gallery locations. As a photographer, film director, composer, and writer, Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was a visionary artist whose work continues to influence American culture to this day. In collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation, this two-part exhibition featuring […]

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New Program

Covid 19 revealed that many Americans wanted to connect more with nature, people, and meaningful activities. For years, the arts community has been trying to engage the public. It wasn’t until we lost those connections that people rallied to save them. The West Harlem Art Fund is developing two Public Program Fellowships to create programs […]

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NOMINATING HARLEM’S LITTLE BLACKBIRD

American singer and dancer, a leading performer during the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s Florence Mills, known as the “Queen of Happiness” was one of the most successful entertainers of the 1920s. Many spoke about her enchanting qualities, but it was her singing that was most spellbinding. James Weldon Johnson’s assessment […]

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JACOB LAWRENCE TURNS 100

My belief is that it is most important for an artist to develop an approach and philosophy about life – if he has developed this philosophy, he does not put paint on canvas, he puts himself on canvas. Jacob Lawrence                   In honor of the centennial of […]

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BLACK POWER MOVEMENT AT SCHOMBURG CENTER

Black Power! serves as another touchstone in the Schomburg’s “Black Power 50” focus, a yearlong examination into the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Stokely Carmichael and fellow Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker Willie Ricks introduced Black Power as a concept in June 1966. Black Power! is located in the newly-renovated Main Exhibition […]

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WHAF PARTNERS WITH THE YOUNG ACHIEVERS

The West Harlem Art Fund has partnered the Harlem Chapter of the fraternal organization Alpha Phi Alpha. WHAF will offer internships to these high school students bound for college. The students will focus on social media, photographer, video-making and event planning. The Young Achievers: Go to High School, Go to College is a young men’s mentoring and leadership academy collaboratively run by […]

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CENTER FOR AN ITALIAN MODERN ART WILL TALK ABOUT ITALIAN FUTURISM FOR WHAF BENEFIT

  The West Harlem Art Fund in partnership with the Center for Italian Modern Art will present a talk at our benefit February 10th.   Dinner guests will learn about Italian Futurism. The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) is a 501c3 nonprofit exhibition and research center established in 2013 in New York City to promote […]

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