The Paley Center’s Salute to Black Achievements in Music on Television, Presented by Citi
Citi Preferred Tickets
DATES: February 1 - March 26
LOCATION: The Paley Center for Media | 25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
Paley Center’s multimedia exhibit, in the heart of midtown Manhattan on 52 Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, celebrates the intersection of legendary musical icons and unforgettable TV moments that have shaped our culture. The multimedia gallery exhibit highlights significant performances throughout the decades and features costumes and iconic historical artifacts. This year’s gallery exhibit features a curated selection of significant musical moments on television that convey how the medium showcased Black musical artists, introduced audiences to genres and styles of music that they might not have discovered otherwise, and served as a catalyst for cultural change throughout television’s nine decades. The immersive experience highlights pioneering musicians and towering talents such as Little Richard, Tina Turner, Queen Latifah, Ella Fitzgerald, The Supremes, Chuck Berry, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Louis Armstrong, and more, including:
MULTIMEDIA GALLERY EXHIBIT featuring milestones throughout the decades. Timelines included with each genre will illustrate how that style progressed on television, highlighting significant performances and the Black artists and musicians who were part of them.
SPOTLIGHT to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop.
ORIGINAL COSTUMES including suits worn by Louis Armstrong and James Brown and the “Orange Freeze” outfits worn by the Supremes.
ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY including original scripts, authentic photographs, a trumpet and mouthpiece used by Louis Armstrong, and a Chuck Berry Signature Gibson Guitar.
CURATED SCREENINGS from the Paley Archive including Seven Lively Arts: The Sound of Jazz; Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man; VH1 Rock Docs: Soul Train The Hippest Trip in America; TCB Motown Special; Video Music Box; Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever; Beyoncé – I Am...Yours.
INTERACTIVE TRIVIA test your knowledge of the artists featured in the exhibit.
FAMILY FUN AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMING including arts & crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more.
The Paley Center is pleased to offer a 20% discount on a Paley Individual or Family membership for Citi cardmembers through March 26. Use the first 6 digits of your Citi card in the 'Discount Code' field. Paley Members benefits include free admission to the Paley Museum, exclusive Members-Only hours, priority access, discounted tickets for Paley events, and unforgettable experiences throughout the year like advance tickets to red carpet premieres, celebrity conversations, and exhibit grand openings.
The Paley Center is pleased to present a conversation with some of the finest storytellers who have helped to preserve the legacy of Black musical icons such as Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Our panelists discuss their motivations and creative journeys. This event is presented in conjunction with its exhibition Paley Center’s Salute to Black Achievements in Music on Television Presented by Citi.
Panelists: Julie Anderson, Film Executive and Producer, Louis Armstrong: Black & Blues, The Jazz Ambassadors, God is the Bigger Elvis; Lisa Cortés, Director, Little Richard: I Am Everything; The Apollo; Antonino D’Ambrosio, Director, American Masters: Roberta Flack; and Ralph McDaniels, VJ, music video director, host of Video Music Box
Moderator: Touré, Journalist, Author, Host of podcast “Touré Show” and “Who was Prince”