My Harlem: Cash for Gold: Development Assistant William Armstrong takes us on a tour of the neighborhood

The glow of a Harlem brownstone, as it is cooled by the evening, is what I look forward to on my daily meanderings around Harlem. I like to believe that each brownstone represents a chapter in the illustrious history of Harlem.

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Remembering Michael Richards

On September 11th, 2001, artist Michael Richards—at the time a resident in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council World Views program—was working in the LMCC studios located in Tower One of the World Trade Center, on the 92nd floor.

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Jacob Lawrence: Harlem Icon and National Treasure

Today, September 7th, marks the birthday of painter Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000), whose vital presence in America's artistic heritage grew from his roots in the Harlem community.

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Curated by Yona Backer and Göran Hugo Olsson, The Black Power Mixtape includes film stills, never-before-seen footage and ephemera from the documentary of the same name which is screening at select theaters in New York.  

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Happy Birthday, Romare Bearden!: The Centennial Begins

September 2, 2011, is the 100th Anniversary of Romare Bearden’s birth. Wishing the late icon a “Happy Birthday” is not nearly enough to acknowledge the expansive influence Bearden had during his lifetime and continues to exert in the world.

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To a T: Kamau Amu Patton for the Times

One of my favorite features of T, The New York Times Style Magazine, and the T Magazine Blog, is their ongoing initiative to have artists and designers reinterpret their icon

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Join Us For Target Free Sundays!

Sundays are often the best days to relax with the ones you love and of course visit the Studio Museum for Target Free Sundays! Throughout August we hosted a number of fun, free activities that the w

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In the Studio with Angel Otero

Working in his sunlit Ridgewood studio, Angel Otero (b.1981) produces three or four new oil paintings on glass each day. After drying, he scrapes the paintings off the glass (creating “oil skins”) and applies them to large, resin-coated canvases.

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"Becoming" at the Nasher Museum of Art

Drawing from scholar Stuart Hall’s notion of cultural identity as both a state of "becoming" and "being," the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and Toronto collector Kenneth Montague present Becoming

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Being in Studio

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Halfway through my internship at the Studio Museum in Harlem, I learned that the artists in residence studios were directly above the office I’d been working in, just a short flight of stairs’ distance from where I'd been completing my intern duties. Upon realizing this fact, I remember feeling a bit strange about such a close proximity. David Hammons has been there, as has Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Kehinde Wiley; and I could continue. There is such a history to this place that for me the “studio” had nearly approached myth. It took a few steps up the stairs for me to accept that these studios actually exist.

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Twitter Asked, Thelma Answered!: Director's Q&A: #AskThelma

Recently, we asked our Twitter followers if they had any burning questions for Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden. They asked, and she answered.

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Paul Mpagi Sepuya's "Studio Work"

During Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s residency at the Studio Museum he created a series of photographs of friends, fellow artists and members of his community in his studio.

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