James Van Der Zee, Beauty and the Beast, 1932, ©Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee
James Van Der Zee, Beauty and the Beast, 1932, ©Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

Through April 27, Howard Greenberg Gallery presents an exhibition of work by James Van Der Zee, the celebrated African American photographer who depicted the lives of New Yorkers for decades and whose studio was at the crossroads of the Harlem Renaissance. Spanning the 1920s through the 1950s, James Van Der Zee: Studio” marks the photographer’s first exhibition in New York in over 15 years, providing a window into his legendary studio and the vast archive he created of Harlem’s cultural history. While known predominantly for his portraits, Van Der Zee also chronicled the streets around him. The exhibition includes his photographs showing Harlem storefronts, parades, and church groups, providing a glimpse of the era’s quotidian elements of life.