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 and artists participate in additional programs and events throughout the year, including:
Artist-in-Residence Open Studios
Artist-in-Residence Open Studios are a unique opportunity for visitors to directly engage with the Museum’s resident artists at the beginning and midpoint of their residency. Twice a year, the artists open their studios to the public to discuss works in progress and share valuable insight into their creative processes.
Artist-in-Residence Independent Programs
At the culmination of the residency, each artist is given a platform to explore various aspects of their practice and extend the discussion of their newly-created work beyond the galleries and artworks on view. From artist parades and live performances to poetry readings and panel discussions, these programs take a multitude of forms and invite these emerging artists to discuss their work through a vocabulary all their own.
onAIR at WNYC
Each fall, the artists in residence are invited to participate in an annual collaboration with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Joining together visual arts and public radio programming, onAIR at WNYC activates a broad cross-section of diverse audiences. The program features a satellite exhibition of the artists’ work and kicks off with a live conversation between current Studio Museum artists in residence and program alumni.