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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New Folk

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.

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The 2018 Artists in Residence

Tschabalala Self (b. 1990, Harlem) makes syncretic use of painting, printmaking, and assemblage to explore ideas surrounding Black female bodies.

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Profiles in Genius

For our 2017 issue of Studio, Communications Director Elizabeth Gwinn interviewed artists Dawoud Bey and Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Both artists are 2017 recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, or “genius grant,” awarded annually to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative or intellectual pursuits. 

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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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Studio Visit: Cy Gavin

In 2015, nearly six years after the death of his father, Gavin went to Bermuda for the first time to explore the British Overseas Territory’s deep—if strangely obscured—relationship to the transatlantic slave trade.

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We Go as They: Artists in Residence 2016–17

The 2016–17 artists in residence Autumn Knight, Andy Robert, and Julia Phillips discuss what it means to make work in Harlem, how their practices have developed during their residencies and their plans for the future.

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Women Leading the Charge: A Discussion on Social Practice in Harlem

As The Studio Museum in Harlem enters the second year of inHarlem—a series of collaborative programs and public art initiatives exploring innovative ways to work in the neighborhood—I’m honored to convene five pioneering women of color that represent leadership at community partner organ

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inConversation inHarlem

inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd is the first in a series of artist projects that take our institution beyond its walls. Each of you has made a work that is public by its very nature, serving as a catalyst for shared experience within Harlem.

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