Arthur Mitchell rehearsing early Dance Theatre of Harlem company dancers as children look on, early 1970s. Unknown photographer. Arthur Mitchell Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University.

Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer

The first major exhibition devoted to Arthur Mitchell, this project celebrates the life and accomplishments of the New York City Ballet’s first African American star, and the founder and longtime director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

ARTHUR MITCHELL: HARLEM'S BALLET TRAILBLAZER | Exhibition Page

Manhattanville | Lenfest Center for the Arts

A Cultural Beacon for Columbia and the Community The Lenfest Center for the Arts will be a vital epicenter for engagement with the arts: creating conversation and inspiring change.

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Free and open to the public

Wed – Fri: noon – 8pm
Sat & Sun: noon– 6 pm

The Wallach Art Gallery

Lenfest Center for the Arts
Columbia University
615 West 129th Street
(enter on 125th Street, just west of Broadway) 

The Gallery will be closed from December 18, 2017 through January 12, 2018.

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Opening Reception for Arthur Mitchell: Harlem's Ballet Trailblazer

The Wallach Art Gallery invites you to join us as we present Arthur Mitchell: Harlem's Ballet Trailblazer, curated by Lynn Garafola, Professor Emerita of Dance, Barnard College, and presented in collaboration with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University. The first major exhibition devoted to Arthur Mitchell, this project celebrates the life and accomplishments of the New York City Ballet's first African American star, and the founder and longtime director of the Dance Theater of Harlem. This event will take place on Friday, January 12, from 6-8 pm in the spacious new Wallach Art Gallery at the Lenfest Center for the Arts.


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