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Collection

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection represents more than 400 artists, spans 200 years of history and includes over 2,600 works of art, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, watercolors, photographs, videos and mixed-media installations. The collection is a record of the growth of the institution and its activities, including its foundational Artist-in-Residence program. Throughout the Museum’s history we have proudly shown the collection and have been honored to loan works around the country and the world.

We are thrilled to be in the early stages of a long-term project to share our collection online and prompt a new era of exploration and presentation.

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Derrick Adams - Head #4
Derrick Adams

Head #4

Head #4 is part of Derrick Adams’s “Deconstruction Worker” series, which includes portraits based on elevation sections and visual renderings. This work features wallpape

Laylah Ali - Untitled
Laylah Ali

Untitled

Benny Andrews - Composition (Study for Trash)
Benny Andrews

Composition (Study for Trash)

At the center of this work, a young blonde woman in an American flag dress holds a torch as she sits atop a globe, where three black men are depicted laboriously pulling an unseen object across the

Edward Bannister - Untitled Landscape
Edward Bannister

Untitled Landscape

Terry Adkins - Magus and Adnachiel
Terry Adkins

Magus and Adnachiel

An interdisciplinary artist who incorporated a vast knowledge of history and mysticism in his work, Terry Adkins presented modern perspectives on the legacies of culturally significant figures. In

Jules T. Allen - Black Eyes / Light Series (Man Standing on Corner)
Jules T. Allen

Black Eyes / Light Series (Man Standing on Corner)

Edgar Arceneaux - 1968
Edgar Arceneaux

1968

Romare Bearden - Conjur Woman
Romare Bearden

Conjur Woman

John Ahearn - Lilly
John Ahearn

Lilly

Charles Alston - Black and White II
Charles Alston

Black and White II

Charles Alston began working in black and white in the late 1950s, finding both aesthetic and narrative potential in the formal and social resonances of the limited color palette. Here, black recti

John Bankston - The Fabulists Garden #2
John Bankston

The Fabulists Garden #2

Romare Bearden - Prelude to Farewell
Romare Bearden

Prelude to Farewell

Drawing from a variety of art historical sources, including Cubism, Byzantine mosaics, and Mexican murals, Romare Bearden created semi-abstract works that explore the richness of everyday black lif

Njideka Akunyili Crosby - Nwantinti
Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Nwantinti

Using a variety of materials, Njideka Akunyili Crosby creates large-scale paintings that often depict intimate scenes inspired by her daily life. This work’s title refers to Nelly Uchendu&rsq

Benny Andrews - Narcissus
Benny Andrews

Narcissus

John Bankston - A Spell is Cast
John Bankston

A Spell is Cast

Romare Bearden - The Farmer
Romare Bearden

The Farmer

Romare Bearden developed an understanding of the richness of African-American culture while living and working in Harlem and spending time with family in North Carolina. In the 1960s, he adopted co