UN Climate Summit

The United Nations bolsters a global community committed to climate change action by holding a special summit this September. ISSUE • The Environment PLACE • New York, NY, USA DATE • September 23, 2019 ORGANIZATION • United Nations The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has convened a UN Climate Summit for September...

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Toni Morrison Passes

The doyenne of American fiction, letters, and culture, writer of several prize-winning novels, passed away after a brief illness. ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York City, USA DATE • August 5, 2019 BODY • Family of Toni Morrison and Random House ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York...

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Alvin Ailey 2019 Begins

The renowned and celebrated dance company has made available its program for this year’s world tour across stages, cities, nations.Genre: Performance, Dance Venue: Worldwide tour starts in New York City, USA. For other locations and dates, see the schedule. Time: February 1 2019 till September 22 2019 Sponsors: Alvin Ailey American Dance...

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Ailey II 2019 World Tour

The renowned dance company has provided the year’s program for its accompanying ensemble, offering rigorous and engaging shows, dance, choreography.Genre: Performance, Dance. Venues: Worldwide 2019 tour including stops in the United States, France, Germany, and Spain. For locations and dates, see the schedule. Time: January 15 2019 till May...

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Rankine, Spahr On Dubois

Two poets and critics discuss literature, race, politics, and the 1956 passport denial to WEB DuBois for a conference in France.  Genre: Talks, Conversations. Venue: Kaufman Concert Hall, The 92 Y, New York, NY, USA. Dates: December 13, 2018. Sponsors: Part of the Unterberg Poetry Center series at The 92...

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Tyehimba Jess in New York

The Poetry Center hosts Tyehimba Jess with his ensemble poets and sound artists in curated readings and musical verse translations.  Genre: Talks, Readings, Musical Performances. Venue: Buttenwieser Hall, The 92 Y, New York, NY, USA. Dates: December 10, 2018. Sponsors: Part of the Unterberg Poetry Center series at The 92...

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‘The Foreigner’s Home’

The venue is a museum, the medium is film, the exploratory mode is that of Toni Morrison, literary, perceptive, prescient. Genre: Film, Viewing Venue: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, USA Time:  April 28, 2018, 2pm Sponsors: Brooklyn Academy of Music. Curators: Part of a BAMcinématek Series, New Voices in Black Cinema. Artists &...

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‘David Bowie Is’

Man with Stripe of Red Across Forehead, Right Eye and Cheek

Befitting one of the most genre-shifting, defining artists of our times, the Brooklyn Museum exhibit is multimedia, immersive, plentiful. Genre: Exhibit Venue: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA Time:  March 2, 2018 till July 15, 2018 Sponsors: Brooklyn Museum, with additional support from Spotify, BMW, and NU Hotel. Curators: Part of an...

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Kahlil Joseph: ‘Shadow Play’

Joseph’s artistic work in the short film medium is given a film installation exhibit at the New Museum, New York City. Genre: Film, Exhibition Venue: New Museum, New York City, USA Time: September 27 2017 till January 7 2018 Curators & Sponsors: Curated by Natalie Bell, Assistant Curator, and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson...

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‘Esperanza Spalding Selects’

Jazz bassist and songwriter, Esperanza Spalding offers her choices and contributions to the art-installation Selects series at Cooper Hewitt Museum. Genre: Exhibition Venue: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City, USA Time:  June 9 2017 till January 7 2018 Sponsors: Made possible by the Marks Family Foundation Endowment Fund. In-kind support...

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