We are incredibly grateful for the leadership of our beloved current Trustee, Nancy Lane, and former Trustee and longtime supporter, Joyce Haupt, who have agreed to co-chair the Legacy Society, and to all the donors who have generously included the Studio Museum in their estate plans.
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.
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.
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.