What Have We Stopped Hiding? Expanding the Walls 2021

Hapsatou Fatty, My Home, 2021. Digital chromogenic print. Courtesy the artist.

Jul 27, 2021Jul 30, 2022


The online photography exhibition What Have We Stopped Hiding?: Expanding the Walls 2021 features work by the seventeen artists in the 2021 cohort of the Museum’s annual program, Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History, and Community.

For the second year, the annual exhibition is accessible at www.expandingthewalls.studiomuseum.org.

Throughout the eight-month program, Expanding the Walls participants from New York City-area high schools explore digital photography, artistic practice, and community. This year’s cycle of the program welcomed students who live or receive their education in Harlem and upper Manhattan neighborhoods, as well as the South Bronx. For the second consecutive year, the teens connected online with mentors, museum staff, artists, and one another.

What Have We Stopped Hiding?: Expanding the Walls 2021 is organized by Zuna Maza, Curatorial Fellow, Permanent Collection; and Angelique Rosales Salgado, Curatorial Fellow, Exhibitions; with Gi (Ginny) Huo, Senior Coordinator, Teen Programs; and the 2021 Expanding the Walls participants.

Expanding the Walls is made possible with support from The Keith Haring Foundation Education Fund; Joy of Giving Something; Conscious Kids; New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and Colgate-Palmolive. Studio Museum education programs are supported by the Thompson Foundation Education Fund; Llewellyn Family Foundation; Sony Music; Gray Foundation; Con Edison; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; and Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts. The Studio Museum in Harlem is deeply grateful for Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee’s continued support of Expanding the Walls

Support for The Studio Museum in Harlem’s digital programs has been provided by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation’s Frankenthaler Digital Initiative, and the Open Society Foundations. Additional funding is generously provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.