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Triple Candie

500 W. 148th St., New York, NY 10031 40.81359 -73.955192
nr. Amsterdam Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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Thu-Sun, 1pm-6pm; Mon-Wed, closed

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1 at 145th St.; A, B, C, D at 145th St.


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The sign proclaiming "free, all welcome" signals that Triple Candie is no uppity, white-walled art space. The neighborhood’s only nonprofit contemporary-arts center may be funded by prominent organizations like the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the New York City Council, but it’s run by a local married couple—Peter Nesbett and Shelly Bancroft—who have a firm understanding of Harlem’s ever-shifting cultural landscape. Triple Candie's aim is to promote multiculturalism, which sometimes translates as political and sometimes simply homegrown. "Lester Hayes: Selected Works 1962–1975," for example, surveyed the fabricated work of a nonexistent artist, while "Limelight Gallery and Coffeehouse, 1854–61" reconstructed the Greenwich Village shop, where a 25-cent cup of coffee attracted an eclectic clientele. Probably not too unlike the young, urban artgoers that come here.


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