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Events In And Around New York

In conjunction with Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith, there are many events celebrating Smith’s centenary and the wide range of his interests, from music and art to spiritualism and metaphysics. We've gathered a list of Harry Smith–related happenings in and around New York City in addition to the Whitney’s programs and events.

New York Events

Jan 16 & 17, 2024 at 7:15 pm

In conjunction with Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith, Anthology Film Archives offers two screenings of Smith’s most ambitious and rarely-screened film, Film No. 18 (Mahagonny). Presented on 35mm, both screenings are introduced by P. Adams Sitney, co-founder of Anthology Film Archives and the author of the foundational study of avant-garde cinema, Visionary Film.

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Brooklyn Folk Festival: Harry Smith at 100
Nov 11, 2023

The Brooklyn Folk Festival celebrates Smith's 100th birthday and pays homage to his Anthology of American Folk Music.

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John Szwed on Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith Oct 25, 2023 at 6 pm

The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University presents a conversation with John Szwed, author of Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith, the first comprehensive biography of Smith. The event is in-person at The Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street, and on Zoom.

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