Our New Building

Designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, the new Studio Museum will be the first home the Studio Museum has ever occupied that will be conceived and built for its program. The building will rise in the heart of Harlem on West 125th Street, on the site of the current facility: a century-old commercial building that was adapted for the Studio Museum in the early 1980s by the late African-American architect J. Max Bond, Jr.

The new Studio Museum will provide the custom-built and expanded facilities, enriched visitor experience and strong architectural presence appropriate to a premier center for contemporary artists of African descent, the principal visual art institution in Harlem and a magnet for visitors from around the world. The new building will enable the Studio Museum to better serve its growing and diverse audiences, provide additional educational opportunities to museumgoers from toddlers to seniors, expand its world-renowned exhibitions of art by artists of African descent and influenced and inspired by black culture, and effectively display its singular collection of artwork from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Exterior View from 125th Street Plaza

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Street Level View of Main Entrance

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View of Main Entrance from 125th Street

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View from 124th Street

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Cross Section Perspective from Lenox Avenue

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Interior View of Lobby

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Interior View of Public Hall

Flexible, tiered space that can serve as a public hall for lectures, performances, or films, or an informal gathering place

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Second Floor Gallery

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Third Floor Double-Height Gallery

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Our New Building Images

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Exterior View from 125th Street Plaza

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Street Level View of Main Entrance

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View of Main Entrance from 125th Street

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View from 124th Street

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Cross Section Perspective from Lenox Avenue

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Interior View of Lobby

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Interior View of Public Hall

Flexible, tiered space that can serve as a public hall for lectures, performances, or films, or an informal gathering place Courtesy Adjaye Associates

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Second Floor Gallery

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Third Floor Double-Height Gallery

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