Introducing the 2019–20 Artists in Residence

The Studio Museum in Harlem is thrilled to welcome E.Jane, Eliot Reed, and Naudline Pierre as the next cohort of its catalytic Artist-in-Residence program.

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Perspectives on Teen Leadership from Hawa

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m seventeen years old and I live in Crown Heights. I’m a senior in high school and can’t wait to graduate. I love music, and I love the arts.

What made you apply to the Teen Leadership Council?

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Collecting a Legacy: New Acquisitions

Fifty years after its founding, the Studio Museum remains at the forefront of institutions for artists of African descent, providing a haven for artists to create and see their work in, and be inspired by, the work of others.

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Practice in Print: Theresa Chromati

Through painting, digital collage, sculpture, and installation, Chromati has developed a bold visual language of refusal. Her bodacious characters engage in acts both routine and riotous, affirming their presence by way of apparent ambivalence.

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ZOMA: A Museum Is Born

ZOMA Museum is a contemporary art museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Ntozake Shange: She Who Walks Like a Lion

There is a video in which Ntozake Shange—wearing a fuchsia floral print with pink lipstick to match—tells the story of how she wrote her first poem in seven years.1 The story begins with Shan

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Archive Spotlight

Arranging and describing an archival collection is called processing, and processing is ruled by a foundational principle called respect des fonds.

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Remembering Mavis Pusey

Mavis Iona Pusey, a significant abstract artist, died April 20 at the age of 90 in Falmouth, Virginia, after a long illness. Pusey was one of the finest artists of the 20th century and her paintings and prints are in the permanent collections of many major art museums in the United States.

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Art on the Vine: Celebrating Five Years

I interviewed Agora Culture founder Jessica Stafford Davis, and the inaugural Savage-Lewis Artists in Residence, Nakeya Brown and Larry Cook, who are among the twenty-two presenting artists.

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Studio Visit: Tschabalala Self

For Tschabalala Self, The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-in-Residence program is a homecoming. Self, her three older sisters, and brother were raised in Harlem by their two parents.

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An Eye-Opener

Before Expanding the Walls I was very close-minded toward art. For a very long period of my life I was stuck on the idea that art was just drawing and/or painting. Oh how wrong I was!

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