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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Spotlight on Education

Over the last fifty years, The Studio Museum in Harlem has offered a number of school, youth, and family programs for people with specific needs by creating platforms for dynamic educational experiences that encourage critical thought with and through art.

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Studio Visit: Sable Elyse Smith

Artist in Residence Sable Elyse Smith reflects on her conceptual practice and the continuous themes she wrestles with in her current and upcoming shows.

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Black Refractions

The Studio Museum was founded in 1968 amidst an atmosphere of national and global activism. The year brought the collective shock over the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, as well public outrage and demonstrations against the Vietnam War.

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Welcoming Teen Leadership Council 2019

We would like to welcome Teen Leadership Council 2019 participants! Six participants from all over New York City that have been selected to be a part of the Museum's Teen Leadership Council.

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Studio Visit: Allison Janae Hamilton

As she prepares for her culminating exhibition, 2018–19 Artist in Residence Allison Janae Hamilton talks to Communications Intern Kima Hibbert about her process and inspirations.

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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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