The latest cover of the New Yorker features the work of artist/illustrator Kadir Nelson who pays homage to the artists, writers, performers and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. This piece also celebrates the Schomburg Research Center in Harlem. The Schomburg is a branch of the New York Public Library that is dedicated to the documentation, preservation and interpretation of the global black experience. This world class research center hosts public programs, exhibitions and educational programs and serves as a creative, cultural, educational hub.
Many of their programs are not only free, but can be found online. Because the Schomburg is part of the NYPL many of the works in their 10,000,000 item collection are digitized and can be browsed on the NYPL’s digital database.
The “Artist a Day Challenge” celebrates Black History Month by highlighting Black artists and diverse forms of cultural expression across the African diaspora.