Welcoming Expanding the Walls 2019

We are excited to welcome the 2019 class of Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History and Community! Expanding the Walls is an eight-month photography-ba

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Ancient to the Future

The Studio Museum in Harlem came into being as a space to support artists of the African diaspora, who, throughout history, had been largely shut out of exhibition and commercial opportunities.

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New Acquisitions: AfriCOBRA

1968 was a year of turmoil and change: Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated; riots and protests dominated the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; and the Vietnam War continued to rage; claiming the lives of thousands of innocent civilians and soldiers alike.

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A Collection is Born

The Studio Museum in Harlem  opened in 1968—a watershed year that included the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F.

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A Legacy of Leadership: Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims

Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims shares her personal perspectives and stories about her time at the helm of the Museum from 2000 to 2007.

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A Legacy of Leadership: Kinshasha Holman Conwill

Kinshasha Holman Conwill shares her personal perspectives and stories about her time at the helm of the Museum from 1980 to 1999.

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A Legacy of Leadership: Edward S. Spriggs

Edward S. Spriggs shares his personal perspectives and stories about his time at the helm of the Museum from 1969 to 1975.

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A Legacy of Leadership: Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell shares her personal perspectives and stories about her time at the helm of the Museum from 1977 to 1987. 

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Letter from the Director: 50th Anniversary Issue

By all accounts it was a lively celebration attended by founders and friends, artists and neighbors. They came together to celebrate this new space in Harlem devoted to showing and nurturing Black artists. A radical undertaking had become a reality.

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Gala 2018

The 50th Anniversary Gala raised a record $3.9 million, thanks to the generosity and support of the Museum’s incredible patrons, artists and friends.

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Studio Visit: ray ferreira

The Studio Museum’s community of teaching artists reflects the Museum's commitment to engaging and supporting emerging contemporary artists whose work is inspired or influenced by black culture. Serving at the intersection of the institution and the public, Museum educators are creative, pedagogical hybrids who navigate the fascinating line between the roles of teacher and a practicing artist.

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Walking inHarlem with the Second Grade

The Studio Museum in Harlem has a long history of school partnerships. These in-depth, multi-session programs are created in collaboration between the Museum, schools, and community organizations throughout the city.

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