Office of General Services

New York State Office of General Services - Black History Month Art Exhibit Exhibit Dates
New York State Office of General Services - Black History Month Art Exhibit

The Office of General Services and the Empire State Plaza Art Collection present:

Black History Month

Art Exhibit Dates: February 3 to February 24

Exhibit Location: Empire State Plaza Visitor Center and Gift Shop, North Concourse

Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit outside the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center and Gift Shop features four paintings and one mosaic from the New York State Harlem Art Collection and a mural titled Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. The Harlem Art Collection, which is overseen by OGS, was created in 1976 and originally housed in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Harlem State Office Building.

The collection contains more than 100 works by nearly 80 artists who lived or worked in Harlem. The mural, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, was created in September 2016 by students from the Monroe Community College Art Department in Rochester for the 10th Biennial Global Mural Conference. The symbols on the mural represent ones that were used by the Railroad to signify safe houses, waterways, trails, and roads.

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