Tour and Programming

The statue was unveiled June 9, 2022 in NYC’s Times Square and had installations at the following locations in New York City:

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

In addition to the NYC installations, a national tour is 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.

Upcoming Installations

Detroit

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History  |  Wednesday, July 27 – Tuesday, August 9
In partnership with The Wright and Detroit Public Theatre.

Minneapolis

Pillsbury House Theatre |  Monday, August 15 – Tuesday, September 20
In partnership with Pillsbury House Theatre.

Washington, DC

Atlanta

Los Angeles

Seattle

San Francisco

Chicago

 

Past Installations

New York City

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

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library  |  Tuesday, June 14 – Sunday, June 19

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5  |  Thursday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 29

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

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 09: Julia Jordan, Alison Saar, and Lynn Nottage attend the Lorraine Hansberry statue unveiling by The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative at Duffy Square in Times Square on June 09, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative )

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
Tuesday, June 14 – Sunday, June 19

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
Tuesday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 29

The Unveiling of the Lorraine Hansberry Sculpture
Thursday, June 9, 4PM
featuring

Mamie Hansberry, Nantille Hansberry, Taye Hansberry, Lynn Nottage, LaChanze, our sculptor Alison Saar, The Lillys, and more, celebrating the Great American Playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

A Raisin in the Sun: Free Outdoor Screening
Saturday, June 11, 5:00PM, Tribeca Festival, Pier 57, Hudson River Park, NY
The Playwright as Activist: Lorraine Hansberry’s Legacy
Monday, June 13, 6:30PM, Museum of the City of New York
Brooklyn Poetry Slam: Celebrating Lorraine Hansberry
Wednesday, June 29, 1:00PM, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5, Brooklyn, NY
Presented in partnership with BRIC and Brooklyn Poetry Slam.

Program Partners