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.
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.
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.
Throughout history, art has been an innate expression of human creativity and communication. Through the ruins and artifacts of civilizations across the globe—from the craftsmanship of tribal divination tools, to the intricate needlework of quilts made by enslaved Africans mapping escape routes—art has been a way to assert culture and record the human experience.
Trying to fit pianist/singer Nina Simone, Ghanaian playwrights Efua T.