Studio Magazine

Studio magazine is a leading art publication with a focus on contemporary artists of African descent. In its second decade, Studio continues to celebrate artists and inform audiences through thought-provoking essays, insightful conversations,
and more.

Give Us a Poem: Joshua Bennett

In January 2018, the Studio Museum and Dr. Joshua Bennett invited five New York-based poets to write and perform ekphrastic texts responding to the mediums and concepts visually represented in Fictions

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Featured View All

A Collection is Born

The Studio Museum in Harlem  opened in 1968—a watershed year that included the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F.

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Mary Schmidt Campbell on Romare Bearden's "Conjur Woman"

Re:Collection: Selected Works from The Studio Museum in Harlem features 51 artworks from our permanent collection accompanied by essays by notable scholars, artists and members of the Stud

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Check It Out!: Harlem Jazz Shrines

“Harlem Jazz Shrines” celebrates the history and the future of jazz in Harlem at various iconic local venues.

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Artist in Residence View All

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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Studio Visit: Allison Janae Hamilton

As she prepares for her culminating exhibition, I got to sit down with Artist in Residence Allison Janae Hamilton to talk about her process and inspirations for her work. 

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Studio Visit: Autumn Knight

Prior to her residency at the Studio Museum, Knight completed a Master’s program at New York University in Drama Therapy. Her thesis was about performance art as a drama therapy treatment method.

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Writings & Resources View All

Book Review: Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left by Malik Gaines

Trying to fit pianist/singer Nina Simone, Ghanaian playwrights Efua T.

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Give Us a Poem: Chanice Hughes-Greenberg

this is what bodies do
Chanice Hughes Greenberg

bend under weight
carry as well
fold into another
& another

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Summer Book Picks

The Studio Museum staff recommends a few new and noteworthy reads that you should flip through this Summer.

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Education View All

A Legacy of Leadership: Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s fifty year history has been made possible by innumerable staff, board members, supporte

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Dispatch from Education: Engaging Early Childhood Centers through School Collaborations

During the 2013–14 academic year The Studio Museum in Harlem worked with ABC Echo Park and Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center, two early childhood centers located in our community.

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Teaching and Learning with Valerie Piraino

On February 12, 2009-2010 artist-in-residence Valerie Piraino, whose work is currently on view in Fore, discussed her artistic practice and led a hands-on demonstration as part of our Teac

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