Architect and professor Mario Gooden will guide participants through images of commonplace forms and symbols in an engaging presentation of Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity
—a collection of essays that move between history, theory, and criticism to interrogate the construction and translation of African-American identity through the medium of architecture. Presented as part of inHarlem
, and in partnership with the New York Public Library's George Bruce Library branch, the reading and subsequent conversation will engage previous NYPL initiatives, like the Build a Better World Summer Reading Challenge
, to examine the creation of conceptual and physical black spaces.
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is the Museum's literary society that invites language lovers to participate in an ongoing series of author talks, book launches and writing workshops exploring the intersections of literature and contemporary visual art.
This Studio Salon
is presented as part of inHarlem
, a Museum initiative encompassing a growing range of dynamic exhibitions and programs designed to explore innovative ways to engage the community beyond the Museum's walls. inHarlem programming is made possible thanks to support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation; William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; National Endowment for the Arts, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance with funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation. Additional support is provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Council.