Joining Forces: Living Art on the Hill, 2013
Harlem & the City: Over One Hundred Years of Special Moments, 2012
Otto Neals in Prospect Park's Imagination Playgroune with the Peter and Willie sculpture, commissioned by the Ezra Jack Keates Foundation, 2012
"Honoring Faith" exhibition, opening reception, 2012
Left: the Honorable Faith Ringgold--Master Artist accepting award
Otto Neals Retrospective 2015, curated by Dr. Myrah Brown Green: New York celebrated the creative work of an artistic giant with retrospective openings taking place in May thru September of 2015 in six galleries throughout New York City an Brooklyn, New York simultaneously including the Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, RUSH Philanthropic Gallery in Lower Manhattan and in Brooklyn the Tabla Rasa Gallery, the Skylight Gallery at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the Dorsey’s Gallery and Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College. Collectively these institutions housed over five decades of the works created by the master artist Otto Neals. This is one of the largest solo exhibitions of its kind to ever to be mounted worldwide. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalog of his works and a documentary highlighting the artistic life.
Joining Forces: Living Art on the Hill art exhibition is a monumental public art installation that united, inspired, and supported the revival of public arts in Harlem. The works of 90 artists throughout New York City were showcased for three months in the open-air North Academic Center (NAC) Plaza. Joining Forces: Living Art on the Hill created a widespread visibility of works by a multitude of artists in a large and public arena. Enjoy my Huffington Post article, Art on the Hill: Reimagining Dr. King’s Dream.
Joining Forces: Living Art on the Hill followed the successful and much lauded inaugural exhibition, Harlem & the City: Over 100 Special Moments.
Harlem & The City: Over 100 Years of Special Moments used archival photography to trace the historic journey and evolution of City College from 1847, the year of the College’s founding, to the early 2000s. Through images that also capture iconic Harlem moments and legends by master photographers, the exhibit simultaneously explored the dynamic relationship between the “college on the hill” and its home, the village of Harlem. Photographers included James Van Der Zee, Ed Sherman, Aaron Siskind, Marvin and Morgan Smith, Jamel Shabazz, Sophie Bramley, Kwame Brathwaite, William Gotlieb, Ruth Orkin,
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