The National Museum of African American History and Culture and its opening events have attracted worldwide attention
One of the Johnson family photographs taken at the beach was selected by the National Museum of African American History and Culture for its “Power of Place” exhibit.
The Eastville Community Historical Society’s headquarters and museum are in a house donated by Lippman Johnson and Rose Johnson, above, along with a trove of other photographs of his family.
Georgette Grier-Key, the executive director and curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society, attended a museum preview earlier this month, pausing for a photograph next to Chuck Berry’s car.
Frank Hunter was one of the first African-American chief petty officers in the Navy. His commanding officer recommended him for a Medal of Honor for his attempt to save a fellow shipmate.
Frank Hunter’s great-grandson, Franklin Wilks, was at the opening and dedication of the museum last weekend. He has requested that the Navy give his ancestor the Medal of Honor posthumously.
In addition to his great-grandfather’s photograph, Mr. Wilks also gave the museum his continuous record of service, which documents his activities through all of his years of active duty.
Like any good drummer, his timing has been flawless
Bob Golden, who lives in Springs, has forged a successful career composing and producing music for television, film, and theater.
Mary Ellen Matthews
Will Ryan has emerged with a renewed sense of purpose and gratitude for the support of his friends and family and the artistic community of the East End
Will Ryan has partnered with some 30 artists to produce an art show at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton this weekend.
By Gail Levin
Richard Pousette-Dart’s “Yellow Amorphous,” oil on canvas, 1950 (detail).
“Hieroglyph of Light” by Richard Pousette-Dart, oil on linen, 1966-67 (detail). Pace Gallery
Richard Pousette-Dart's photograph of Gail Levin holding his cut-brass sculpture, 1979.
A film by Jamal Joseph, an Oscar-nominated writer, activist, former Black Panther, and professor at Columbia University’s graduate film program
"Chapter and Verse" will be screened at Bay Street on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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Designed to entertain audiences of all ages
At the Montauk Library
At the Shelter Island Historical Society
At Marders in Bridgehampton