Date: 11/29/2014 - 01/03/2015

Time: All Day

Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd., Manhattan)

Price: Free

Since its debut performance in California in 1974, Shange’s work has captivated, provoked, inspired and transformed audiences all over the world. Turning to the choreopoem not simply as an engaging work of text or drama but as a well of social, political and deeply personal issues affecting the lives of women of color, the exhibition will feature 20 specially commissioned pieces in honor of each individual poem, additional non-commissioned artworks on display at satellite locations that address the work’s themes and archival material donated by Shange. A series of spoken word performances, screenings, panels, a community art project and a guided art crawl will accompany the exhibition.

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