UPTOWN Exhibit: The Conversation


Who gets to have a seat at the table in America? It’s a question Langston Hughes addressed in his poem, “I, Too.” Now 50 years later since the transition of Hughes, visual artist Beau McCall presents, The Conversation. Join McCall, at his button embellished dining room table, in The Langston Hughes House, for an oral history recording of what it means to be an American. In partnership with StoryCorps, the recordings will be archived at the Library of Congress and/or the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

Curated by Souleo, and presented in in conjunction with Uptown, a new triennial surveying the work of artists who live or practice north of 99th Street, an initiative of the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University’s new Lenfest Center for the Arts. Enjoy this exhibit during the community open hours at The Langston Hughes House (Tuesdays 12pm - 5pm, Thursdays 12 - 7pm and Saturdays 12pm - 5pm).