Studio Museum in Harlem



Address:

144 W. 125th St
Between Seventh and Lenox Avenues
New York City, NY 10027

Phone:

+1 212 864 4500

NileGuide Expert tip:

Visit the museum on Sundays for one of the "Target Free Sundays" events, free and open to the public.

Description:

This intimate museum on West 25th Street in Harlem was founded in 1968 to exhibit the work of African-American artists as well as to promote local art in this historic neighborhood. Its permanent collection includes more than 1,600 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and installations, focused on 19th- and 20th-century African-American art as well as 20th-century African and Caribbean art and traditional African art and artifacts. The bulk of its exhibits are rotating, and past standouts have included a collection of African-American Photography from the Smithsonian Institute, silk-screens and lithographs by Jacob Lawrence, and an exhibit of "Harlem Postcards." Incorporating themes as diverse as hip-hop dance, comic books Abstract Expressionism and the gentrification of the historically black Harlem neighborhood, the museum seeks to open a dialogue with its visitors about racial politics and the changing nature of black art and aesthetics. The Studio Museum also supports emerging artists with its Artists-in-Residence program. In addition to the collections and exhibitions, the museum features a small sculpture garden and a gift shop.



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