On Exhibit: Arthur Mitchell, Harlem's Ballet Trailblazer

Friday, January 5, 2018

Arthur Mitchell dancing on stage with the lead ballerina and backup dancers.

Arthur Mitchel in 'Midsummers Night Dream' with the New York City Ballet.

In January, Columbia’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery will celebrate his life and accomplishments in the first exhibition of objects from his archive, Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer. Curated by Lynn Garafola, professor emerita of dance at Barnard College, the exhibition is presented with Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, to which Mitchell donated his archive in 2015.

Learn more about the exhibit here.