January 8, 2019Chineke!
The Africa Center is proud to present a performance by members of Chineke! orchestra.
January 8, 2019Ayesha Harruna Attah: The Hundred Wells of Salaga
Join us for a conversation between author Ayesha Harruna Attah and The Africa Center's CEO Uzodinma Iweala on the occasion of Attah's new book, "The Hundred Wells of Salaga."
January 8, 2019Victor Ekpuk in Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor
The Africa Center presents a conversation between artist Victor Ekpuk and writer Nnedi Okorafor, on the occasion of Ekpuk's new installation "Harlem Sunrise."
January 8, 2019Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True
The Africa Center is proud to present two theatre performances of "Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True" directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa
August 18, 2018Kofi Annan (1938-2018)
The Africa Center mourns the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
The Africa Center participated in an event welcoming African UN Ambassadors to gather for an evening of dialogue.
The Africa Center Trustee Kehinde Wiley has been commissioned to paint an official portrait of Barack Obama.
Read on for some of the incredible performers, vendors, and activities you'll find at our Community Day on October 14.
September 29, 2017Announcing our “Top of the Mile” Community Day, October 14
The New York Times reports that The Africa Center's new Board President, Halima Dangote, is spearheading a fresh fundraising drive.
This article from Le Monde introduces French-speaking readers to The Africa Center.
Our stunning Senufo helmet mask features prominently in The Wall Street Journal's review of the exhibition "Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa", curated by Constantine Petridis and Susan Gagliardi at The Cleveland Museum of Art.
Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh created the installation "Lagos State of Mind II" as part of our "Meet The Africa Center" event in September 2014. The project made Okayafrica's "The Best African Art in 2014"!
Hadeel Ibrahim is the 30-year-old force of nature behind the Africa Center in New York City, which opens its doors to the public for the first time tonight.
September 15, 2014Okayafrica Curates A Stage At ‘Meet The Africa Center’ In Harlem
Okayafrica curates a stage at "Meet The Africa Center," a free one-day extravaganza to introduce the New York community to its new neighbor in Harlem.
The Museum's exhibition "Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist" at the Tate Modern over the summer is featured in this article about the recent changes and growth in African art.
"There is no African institute in this city, where we can exhibit our art and culture and hold debates about African issues."
September 29, 2013Afropop Worldwide — New Africa Center Launches in Style
"The new institution will continue to focus on art, but also on the pressing issues and opportunities of the 'new Africa.'"
September 28, 2013The Wall Street Journal–The Africa Center’s Journey in N.Y.
"Ibrahim El-Salahi, A Visionary Modernist is about an exemplar of African modernism whose pioneering works on paper and canvas(as well as writings) represent an artist who adroitly out-maneuvered and persevered political ideological entrapments and societal prejudices."
September 4, 2013Hyperallergic — Two Pioneers of Arab Abstraction, Side by Side
"El-Salahi's artistic syncretism was a foundation of the Khartoum School, giving rise to a new lexicon of organically-inflected abstraction."