The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are pleased to announce a major collaboration celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s greatest writers, Ralph Ellison. On Saturday, March 1, 2014—a century after Ellison’s birth in Oklahoma City—Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man will kick off a year of programs and initiatives celebrating the Ellison Centennial.
Thanks to support from the Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust, Ellison at 100 embraces both the international influence of Ellison’s work and his love for the Harlem neighborhood, his home for nearly six decades. From 10 am to 5 pm on March 1, a wide variety of actors, writers, musicians, visual artists and community leaders will stage a collective reading of selections from Invisible Man (1952) at the Schomburg Center’s Langston Hughes auditorium, located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard and West 135th Street in Harlem. From Harlem youth to celebrated performers, diverse voices will bring highlights from Ellison’s iconic novel to life and celebrate its spirit with musical interludes.
Anita Baker. Nuff said.
Thelonious, Nellie, Coltrane. EPIC.