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Postcard from New York I Black History Month Edition

This week, the Postcard From New York - in collaboration with Clio Art Fair, is dedicated to the Black History Month!

Read this article until the end to discover what's going on in the city on this special occasion!


SCNY 146th Annual black & white

@ Salmagundi Club

Feb 6 - Mar 3, 2023

The Salmagundi Club is proud to announce its historic Annual black and white exhibition. This show is a juried members’ exhibition of black and white or monochromatic sepia drawings, graphics, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by artist members.

The first Annual black & white exhibition at the Salmagundi Club took place in 1878, only a few short years after the Club was formed. It provided a rich catalogue of the artists of the day, and interestingly enough, exhibitors did not originally need to be members to participate.

As the public’s interest in illustration grew, these exhibitions provided artwork for a variety of purposes, and many of the works initially shown in these shows went on to be published in the burgeoning magazine market of the late 19th century. The black and white exhibition has taken place yearly since then.

Salmagundi’s Annual black & white exhibition remains a beloved Salmagundi tradition as artists capture dynamism and vibrancy through the simplest of palettes. Peering through a lens of black and white, Salmagundi Club’s member artists present finely-tuned styles and techniques in a variety of media. Gallery visitors return for the artistry, the warm sense of nostalgia, and the wide breadth of works on view.


Black Arts and Black Aesthetics

@ Pace Gallery

Feb 1 – 25, 2022

Presented in the library on the gallery’s first floor, this presentation is the culmination of Owens’s self-guided research into the Black American and Black diasporic artists who have been represented by or exhibited with Pace during its 60-year history. To mark Black History Month: Black Arts and Black Aesthetics will run from February 1 to 25.

The six-month-long Wikimedia Fellowship, which began in September 2022, was established as part of an ongoing partnership between Pace and Black Lunch Table, a nonprofit organization working to build a comprehensive and robust digital archive of Black artists’ stories. In 2021, Pace collaborated with Black Lunch Table to present a Juneteenth photo booth event at its flagship in New York. Founded in 2005 by artists Heather Hart and jina valentine, Black Lunch Table is dedicated to archiving and sharing the work, voices, and experiences of Black artists throughout history. By way of roundtable discussions, Wikimedia edit-a-thons, and other programming, the organization facilitates collective and collaborative initiatives in service of this mission.


First Saturday: Legacy

@ Brooklyn Museum

February 4, 2023

Ring in Black History Month and celebrate twenty-five years of First Saturdays! This month’s theme honors the legacy of Black artistic production in Brooklyn. The evening’s events vibrate with the creative excellence of Black artists who are shaping the borough’s culture today and of throwback performers who put First Saturdays on the map.


Art on the Ave - 'Intersection'

@ Midtown Est

February 4, 2023

Art on the Ave NYC, the public arts program originating on the Upper West Side by founders Barbara Anderson and Jackie Graham, is a community-based initiative, supporting local artists with a view towards revitalization of our neighborhoods.

“The Intersections theme closely aligns with the Art on the Ave NYC mission to “regenerate neighborhoods by bringing art, community and commerce together.”Through this initiative, vacant storefronts are transformed into temporary galleries, providing a showcase for the work of under- represented and emerging artists. Communities, in turn, benefit from the visual impact and positive energy provided by the art.”

“Each participating artist was asked to explore, interpret and express the concept of “Intersections” in a visually compelling way. Every artist has a unique story to tell, which you, the viewer, can observe — and you can also hear the artist talk about their art, by clicking on a QR code next to each artwork.”…..Susan Davis-Eley co-curator, ‘Intersections’


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