Tour and Programming

The statue will debut in June 2022 with installations at three locations in New York City:

  • Times Square Theater District
  • The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO

In addition to the NYC installations, a national tour will be scheduled for the sculpture and will be augmented by public arts programming. The tour will have initial stops in major cities across the country, such as Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and more, with the intention that additional cities will be added. As the birthplace of Hansberry and setting of A Raisin in the Sun, Chicago will enjoy an enhanced and permanent installation.

Public performances and programs at each location will engage local residents, schools, and employ local artists.

New York City

Times Square, Father Duffy Square, TKTS Steps (B’way & 47th)  |  Thursday, June 9th – Monday, June 13th

The Unveiling of the Lorraine Hansberry Sculpture
Thursday, June 9, 4PM
Mamie Hansberry, Nantille Hansberry, Taye Hansberry, Lynn Nottage, LaChanze,
our sculptor Alison Saar, The Lillys, and more, celebrating the Great American Playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

Program Partners