inConversation inHarlem

inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd is the first in a series of artist projects that take our institution beyond its walls. Each of you has made a work that is public by its very nature, serving as a catalyst for shared experience within Harlem.

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Book Review: South of Pico by Kellie Jones

The thread tying together Kellie Jones’s various projects and personas—curator, Professor of Art History at Columbia University, art historian, writer—is her longstanding practice of advocating for African-American artists.

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MTArt

As a newcomer to Manhattan, I enjoy public transportation and the ability to hop on a train at any given moment, sit alongside all kinds of people and access any neighborhood.

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Studio Visit: Autumn Knight

Autumn Knight’s love of performance began as a child involved in theatre, although she admits that she never loved reading plays. It wasn’t until she discovered artist Adrian Piper and the world of performance art that Knight thought, “Oh, yes, that’s my tribe!” Although Knight has not been in a play in years, her theatre training is evident in the whimsical nature and production of spectacle in her performance work.

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Where in the World

It is with great joy that I mark the arrival of summer in New York, a season that brings the promise of ice cream cones, steamy sidewalks and the Artist-in-Residence exhibition at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

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Building Dispatch 9 Questions for David Adjaye

As The Studio Museum in Harlem moves forward with plans to build a new, state-of-the-art, custom facility—designed by Adjaye Associates with executive architects Cooper Robertson—Sir David Adjaye sat down with Studio to speak about his longstanding relationship with the Museum and what he finds most inspiring about the vibrant Harlem community.

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Global Council Goes to Europe

Beginning with the opening of the landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at the Tate Modern, travelers had the opportunity to preview the work of more than sixty artists.

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Member Spotlight: Jessica Traynor

Chanice Hughes-Greenberg: You originally joined Studio Museum as an IDNYC member. Can you tell me what made you interested the Museum?

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20/20 at the Carnegie Museum of Art

This summer, in a unique institutional collaboration, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and The Studio Museum in Harlem opened 20/20, a group exhibition with works by forty artists, twenty from each institution’s collection. Responding to a tumultuous and deeply divided moment in our nation’s history, the exhibition’s co-curators, Eric Crosby and Amanda Hunt, mined these collections to offer a metaphoric picture of America today.

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In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks

He is best known for his life-sized painted portraits, largely of people of color, which give representation to and champion those in society who have largely been underserved.

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Here in Harlem

Of the four hundred artists in The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection, 137 are immigrants to the United States or are based abroad. This diverse array of artists is impressive for an institution that is only turning fifty next year.

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Smokehouse, 1968–70

Smokehouse, 1968–70 features archival photographs documenting the work of the Smokehouse Associates, a group of artists who developed community-oriented public art projects in Harlem aimed at transforming space through vibrant, geometric abstract murals, as well as sculptures.

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