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4 (mostly outdoor) exhibits to see this weekend in Harlem and beyond

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

Art by Demarcus McGaughey at the BLM Group Exhibition at Kente Royal Gallery.

Take a stroll through the streets of Harlem and the South Bronx to find these exhibits—three are outdoors and one is in an art gallery that has social distancing rules in place—with a timely focus on BLM, the pandemic, and more.

Central Harlem Kente Royal Gallery, 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 138th and W 139th Sts

Opening reception: Friday, July 31 6pm-8pm

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this month-long group show kicks off tonight and features the work of artists including Demarcus McGaughey, Will Porter and more. Note: only 10 people can be in the gallery at any time.

East Harlem Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St

Opens Saturday, Aug 1

This outdoor exhibit—images hang on the museum's Fifth Avenue terrace and balustrade—features photos of the city grappling with the pandemic while also standing up against police violence.

West Harlem 125th Street between Morningside Dr and 12th Ave


A fresh set of banners celebrating LGBTQ members of the Harlem Renaissance is now up along the western stretch of 125th Street courtesy of The Gatekeepers Collective. Look for singer Ethel Waters, poet Countee Cullen, singer Ma Rainey, and novelist Wallace Thurman.

Melrose The streets surrounding the Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave at E 151st St, Bronx. See map here

Extended through Sunday, August 9

Walk the streets of Melrose in the Bronx to find the work of nine photographers who have documented life in Latin America during Covid.

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