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Culture Gets Festive in February

February 10, 2010 - From Black History Month-inspired exhibits and film screenings to an awe inspiring performance in the storied halls of one of New York City’s treasured landmarks, cultural organizations are festively programming throughout the month of February. Here are some of the dynamic events taking place across the City.

For a complete listing of activities for the entire family, visit the NYCulture Calendar at nyc.gov/nyculture.

The Morgan Library and Museum presents Art on Screen: Painted Black
February 20, 2010, 2:30-3:30pm
Unfolding like a detective novel, the film Painted Black examines the representation of people of African origin in the paintings of Dutch and Flemish masters from the late Middle Ages to the present, with a particular focus on the seventeenth century. English and Dutch; English subtitles. Free admission.

225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, Manhattan. Call 212-685-0008 or visit http://themorgan.org for more information.

Moving Theater in association with Park Avenue Armory presents The Armory Show
Saturday, February 20, 8pm and Sunday, February 21, 8pm
This interdisciplinary performance work involving dance, music, and video by Brennan and Ryan and performed by Moving Theatre - an incredibly talented troupe - will tackle the epic landmark historic rooms of the Park Avenue Armory. The audience will experience this unique suite of rooms in a thoughtful and surprising performance work that addresses the Armory's history (and present.) Original music performed by ICE Contemporary Ensemble. Tickets $25.

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street, Manhattan. For more information visit http://movingtheater.org/

Harlem School of the Arts presents Ascencion: The Journey of John Coltrane
Through March 2, 2010, 6-8pm The Harlem School of the Arts Visual Arts Department presents Hank Paper’s Ascension: The Journey of John Coltrane. More than thirty years after the death of Coltrane, Mr. Paper began the task of tracking the musician’s life through film, from birth in North Carolina, through the beginnings of his career in Philadelphia, to his success in New York City. During Black History Month, Mr. Paper will host a discussion about his travels documenting Mr. Coltrane’s life and the subsequent exhibition on Saturday, February 6 at noon. Free admission.

645 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan. Call 212-926-4100 or visit www.harlemschoolofthearts.org for more information.

BRIC Rotunda Gallery hosts The No Place and Accented
Through March 6, 2010
BRIC Rotunda Gallery presents two new exhibitions: The No Place, conjuring the unseen, the inaccessible, and politically charged spaces. And Accented, guest curated by Murtaza Vali, Lori Ledis Emerging Curatorial Fellow. Both exhibitions will be on view through March 6, 2010. Free admission.

33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights. Call 718-875-4047or visit http://bricartsmedia.org/contemporary-art for more information. 
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