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For nearly fifty years, The Studio Museum in Harlem has presented a wide range of public programs that bring the Museum’s mission and exhibitions to life. Surveying prevalent issues in contemporary art and black culture, our programs, including artist talks and panels, hands-on workshops, thematic tours and book clubs, inspire dialogue around issues that affect our community most. Taking art history, cultural influences, and source materials as points of departure, these programs—all of which are free and open to the public—demystify artistic and creative processes, and encourage public engagement with contemporary art and artists. Because the Museum values public access, community participation, and arts education, all talks and panels are followed by a Q&A segment, and artist- or curator-led tours of the exhibitions. For more information, please e-mail PublicPrograms@studiomuseum.org.

Please note that 144 West 125th Street is closed as we prepare to construct our new building from the ground up, on our current site. In the meantime, our programming is happening throughout the neighborhood with community partners and in public spaces through our inHarlem initiative. Check out our calendar for event and exhibition information, and to learn more about our offsite programming inHarlem, click here.

Artist Talks & Panels

Cultural critics, theorists, and other experts in dialogue with practicing artists, the Museum’s talks and panels explore the work of visual artists of African and Latino descent through conversation,

Artist-in-Residence Programs

Since our founding in 1968, the Museum has offered an intensive, annual studio residency for emerging visual artists of African and Latino descent. An exhibition of their work culminates the residency

Harlem-Driven Programs

With a renewed and expanded commitment to community engagement, the Museum collaborates with a diversity of cultural partners to present community-responsive projects that deeply engage local

Art-making, Film, & Literature Programs

Through artist-led creative workshops, film screenings, and literature-inspired events, the Museum brings artists and other cultural producers to live audiences, creating opportunities for the public