April, Showers of Excitement and Success

This April, Expanding the Walls participants had our first meeting with curators from the Studio Museum.

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Harlem Tour

Participants from Expanding the Walls recently took a tour around Harlem with architectural historian John Reddick. He showed us the architectural landscape of Harlem and pointed out that different buildings had remained the same for many years.

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Expanding the Walls Participants Become New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows

This fellowship grants the recipients who are interested in pursuing an art career with additional professional experience and a scholarship for their postgraduate studies.

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Celebrating the Process: an interview with Chloe Hayward

Chloe Hayward is Family Programs Coordinator and a Teaching Artist at The Studio Museum in Harlem. A licensed creative art therapist, Chloe’s background is in art and design education, sculpture, and ceramics.

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Day One with Many More to Come

This February, in partnership with the School of Visual Arts, participants had the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of photography from photographer and professor Isaac Diggs. Here is participant Terrell’s experience:

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Expanding the Walls & Devin Allen

Allen is most noted for his work documenting the uprising in his community after the death of Freddie Gray, which led to a Time magazine cover photo in 2015 when he was just twenty-six years old.

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

We took a field trip to the Brooklyn Museum where we visited the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.

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Expanding the Walls: My Story

I walked up to the front desk, smiled at Mr. Parker, a veteran member of the Museum’s security staff, and introduced myself. His smile was infectious and vibrant as he gave me directions.

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An Afternoon with Betty Grayson

Hands On workshops offer an opportunity for children, adults, and families to investigate how and why art is made. Art can at times feel inaccessible. Through this offering of inspirational materials and ideas, families and children of all ages can further digest the work on view in the Museum. We sat down with Betty Grayson, longtime attendee of Target Free Sundays, to find out what role art plays in her life.

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Expanding the Walls: The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship

This year, two participants in Expanding the Walls—an eight-month photography-based program at The Studio Museum in Harlem—were awarded The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship.

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A Visit, and Advice

The Studio Museum in Harlem is home to both an incredibly talented curatorial staff and a brilliant educational program, Expanding The Walls (ETW), a group of sixteen teens exploring new territory both intellectually and in their worldviews.

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Meeting Ms. Van Der Zee

This month, Expanding the Walls (ETW)—an eight-month photography-based program at the Studio Museum—participants had the opportunity to meet with Ms.

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