Harlem Be Thy Name
A Visual arts Anthology: Junior Scholars Program 2006-2009 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
by The Junior Scholars and M. Scott Johnson
About the Book
A riveting visual arts anthology spanning the years 2006-9.The book highlights artwork of students working with renown visual artist M. Scott Johnson for the acclaimed Junior Scholars program at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.The book is a testament to the keen eye and intellectual insight of Black youth in Harlem. The book chronicles the visions of these students during these turbulent years in American and New York social society.
217 color plates
I am a New York based Sculptor, Photographer and Educator. Over the past decade, I have explored both in my own practice and through my teaching residencies, atavistic memory, social realism and Afrofuturism. This has to led to lecture and exhibition opportunities at a number of institutions including: TransAfrica Forum, Hampton University Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, The New York Botanical Gardens, The Embassy Of Ghana, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harvard University, Columbia University, The Grey Gallery at NYU and The New York Botanical Gardens. As an educator my residency exhibitions have traveled and been viewed by thousands at the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, The Town Hall NYC, The Schomburg Center, The Dwyer Center, The Williamsburg Historical Society, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art and the Library of Congress.