Expanding the Walls: My Story

I walked up to the front desk, smiled at Mr. Parker, a veteran member of the Museum’s security staff, and introduced myself. His smile was infectious and vibrant as he gave me directions.

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An Afternoon with Betty Grayson

Hands On workshops offer an opportunity for children, adults, and families to investigate how and why art is made. Art can at times feel inaccessible. Through this offering of inspirational materials and ideas, families and children of all ages can further digest the work on view in the Museum. We sat down with Betty Grayson, longtime attendee of Target Free Sundays, to find out what role art plays in her life.

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From the Archive c. 1970

As I continue with my fellowship in the Studio Museum archive, I have come to fully appreciate the role the Museum plays as an influencer of Black culture across the world.

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Collection Visit: Marilyn Nance

Trained in film and photography, Nance creates works that investigate and celebrate African and African-American history and life.

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Picturing Their Own Harlem

In July, The Studio Museum in Harlem opened the summer season with Their Own Harlems. The title of the exhibition comes from an interview with Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) conducted with the Archives of American Art in 1968. In the interview, he comments on his early career spent living in Harlem; Lawrence believed that people of African descent could find similarly powerful and positive experiences in “their own Harlems.”

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Studio Visit: Andy Robert

As Andy Robert finishes his residency and prepares for the culminating exhibition We Go as They at the Studio Museum, he reflects on how this experience will continue to shape his practice.

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Studio Visit: Julia Phillips

Julia Phillips’s practice draws from personal space, memory, and subconscious desire, from which she creates tools that relate to the body. Each of her sculptures is an imagined tool, with a title describing the function of the object as well as its potential user.

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Expanding the Walls: The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship

This year, two participants in Expanding the Walls—an eight-month photography-based program at The Studio Museum in Harlem—were awarded The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship.

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A Visit, and Advice

The Studio Museum in Harlem is home to both an incredibly talented curatorial staff and a brilliant educational program, Expanding The Walls (ETW), a group of sixteen teens exploring new territory both intellectually and in their worldviews.

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Meeting Ms. Van Der Zee

This month, Expanding the Walls (ETW)—an eight-month photography-based program at the Studio Museum—participants had the opportunity to meet with Ms.

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The Inaugural Uptown Triennial

On June 2, the inaugural Uptown triennial opened with an exhibition at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.

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Spring 2017 exhibitions open April 20!

April 20 marks the first day of The Studio Museum in Harlem's spring 2017 exhibition season and to celebrate, we're offering visitors free admission from 5 to 9 p.m.!

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