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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and the Studio Museum in Harlem Present: The NJMH Allstars play Gordon Parks
June 28, 2013

Inspired by Gordon Parks, this public program culminates in an evening of exciting improvisation on the exhibition Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Join the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars, led by long time Harlemite Jason Marshall, for an interactive concert as they perform to a selection of photographs from the exhibition. Come see if you can identify the sound of a sleeping child, a busy Harlem street corner, a family at their kitchen table and more!

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 honors the legacy and the work of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. The exhibition, organized by Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes, will feature approximately thirty black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. A searing portrait of poverty in the United States, the Fontenelle photographs provide a view of Harlem through the narrative of a specific family at a particular moment in time. This intimate exhibition will include all images from the original essay as well as several unpublished images-some which have never been displayed publicly.

This project was supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Special thanks to the Gordon Parks Foundation, who provided essential support and assistance in organizing Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967.

Please note: this event was rescheduled from its original date and time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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