Harlem Postcards

23 January–24 March 2018

Exhibition Overview

Gordon Parks

Throughout the twentieth century, Harlem has been regarded as a beacon of African-American history and culture. Sites such as the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Malcolm X Corner, at 125th Street and Seventh Avenue, serve as popular postcard images that represent significant places and moments in this community. Today, Harlem continues to evolve as a center of history and culture. Every day, residents witness its changes and tourists and visitors from all over the world experience its energy. Harlem Postcards, an ongoing project, invites artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, and creative production,

(Photo: Gordon Parks, Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1963, 1963, archival pigment print, Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation)

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