Museum Closed Today Due to Inclement Weather

Snow Day!

The Studio Museum is closed today, January 27, due to the snow. Send us your pictures of Harlem in the snow and we will publish on Studio Blog!

Culture is a Glue

On "Black Male Re-Imagined"

Russell Simmons, Nick Cannon and Lupe Fiasco are famous faces who are pretty used to the perennial limelight—and if Simmons’s new reality show Running Russell Simmons is any indication, that limelight has only shifted to a consistently 24/7 level. On the evening of December 6th, the three celebrities sat down on a stage of perhaps a different sort than they’re accustomed to, in the gymnasium of our neighbor down the street, the Harlem Children’s Zone. They were participating in a community town hall meeting and discussion called Black Male Re-Imagined, along with John O’Neal of theater company Junebug Productions; Ann Beeson, Executive Director of U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations; Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director of American Values Institute; and Jordan Coleman, teenage director of the documentary “Say It Loud.”In the wake of evidence that brings new urgency to the troubling proficiency gaps between young male students of color and white male students, the panel strove to discuss how art and culture can advance social justice.

Member Spotlight

Marvin and Martha Weinar

  • Marvin and Martha Weinar

Member Spotlight is a feature in Studio magazine and on the web that takes a look at the lives and livelihoods of some of our diverse and spirited members.

Names: Marvin and Martha Weinar

Level: Family/Partner

Occupations: Family Physician, Marvin; Cancer Genetics Nurse, Martha

Location: Moorestown, NJ

Expanding the Walls Culminating Celebration

  • Expanding the Walls 2010 participants
    Photo: Ray Llanos

At one point or another, we all have a “Greatest Love of All” moment. The 1986 song performed by Whitney Houston waxes sentimental about the potential for young people to become positive leaders and create great futures as they grow.

Answering the Studio Museum's Most-Asked Question

Lunch at the Atrium Cafe

  • My lunch!

We have many exciting and challenging discussions at the Studio Museum. Many of them are sparked by deeply intellectual and challenging questions, which is part of what makes this a wonderful place to work. But then there is the one question we ask day after day, year after year, generally beginning at about 10:45am.

“What are we doing for lunch?”

Perspective: My Harlem

Between D.F. and Dakar: Flavors of 116th Street

  • Photo: Alex Uballez

Perspective: My Harlem is a feature in Studio magazine and on the web that invites Studio Museum staff members—who commute from areas as far as Elizabeth, NJ and as close as a block away—to offer their own narratives of the neighborhood in which we work.

Special Projects Assistant, Gabrielle Lopez, offers a culinary tour of Harlem along with a couple delicious recipes, after the jump.

Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event

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This past Sunday was a particularly exciting day at the Museum filled with fun, art workshops, book readings and a musical performance to celebrate Target’s Arts & Wonder Free Family Event. Both kids and grown-ups enjoyed making flowers out of old newspapers and magazines with former Studio Museum artist in residence Xenobia Bailey.

Summer 2010 Opening Reception

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  • Artist Zwelethu Mthethwa

  • Studio Museum Associate Curator, Naomi Beckwith and artist Zwelethu Mthethwa

  • Fashion Designer Duro Olowu and Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator, Thelma Golden

  • Students from the Studio Museum’s Expanding the Walls program with Program Coordinator Ja’nell Nequeva Ajani

  • Artist in residence Lauren Kelley and Demetrius Oliver

  • Artist in residence Valerie Piraino and family

  • Artist Chris Ofili and artist in residence Lauren Kelley

  • Artist in residence Mequitta Ahuja with friends

  • The night comes to a close

  • Former artists in residence William Villalongo, Dawit L. Petros, Demetrius Oliver, Leslie Hewitt and Saya Woolfalk with 2009-10 artist in residence Mequitta Ahuja

This Wednesday the Studio Museum celebrated the opening of our Summer exhibitions with a reception for members and friends. Despite the gloomy weather, a great crowd of artists, writers, curators and supporters came to preview Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views, Usable Pasts: Artists in Residence 2009-10 and Hi-Res: Expanding the Walls 2010, along with our ongoing projects Harlem Postcards (this season featuring artists Sanford Biggers, Tiara Hernandez, Hew Locke and Ginger Brooks Takahashi) and StudioSound (this season, the sound piece Radio GooGoo by DJ /rupture).

Member Spotlight

Louis Gagliano & Stefan Handl

  • Louis Gagliano & Stefan Handl
    Photo: Suzette Lee

Member Spotlight is a feature in Studio magazine and on the web that takes a look at the lives and livelihoods of some of our diverse and spirited members.

Names: Louis Gagliano & Stefan Handl

Level: Contemporary Friends

Location: Harlem

Occupations: Owners, Harlem Flo Floral Atelier

Members since: 2009