CBSNewYork) – For the first time since the 1990s, the public is invited to visit an historic Harlem art collection.

The paintings and sculptures show life in Harlem during the early 1900s.

After 25 years stuck in a basement, artwork from the 20th century is being given new life once again.

The “Harlem Roots” exhibit is back on display in its original home, the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, after repair and restoration work. A flood damaged many of the pieces in storage.

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