Remembering Houston Conwill

As The Studio Museum in Harlem prepares to close its doors, and begin construction on our new home, we have the exciting task of excavating and relocating Houston Conwill’s The Joyful Mysteries (1984–2034 A.D.), 1984.

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Opener 30: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is at a pivotal moment in her career. Last month, the Nigerian painter and 2011–12 Studio Museum artist in residence was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow.

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Prospect.4 and the Meaning of Community

Since 2015, under the direction of Brooke Davis Anderson, Prospect New Orleans has undergone significant changes that responded to the challenges involved in remaining faithful to its community and thriving on a global scale.

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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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The Journey Continues

The first time Derrick Adams saw Patrick Kelly, it was while casually flipping through his sister’s fashion magazines. As a teenager in Baltimore, Adams was used to the menswear stylings of his father and older brother—both sharp dressers in their own rights.

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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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Book Review: South of Pico by Kellie Jones

The thread tying together Kellie Jones’s various projects and personas—curator, Professor of Art History at Columbia University, art historian, writer—is her longstanding practice of advocating for African-American artists.

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20/20 at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Spanning nearly a century—from 1920s photographs by James VanDerZee to recent works by Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher and Collier Schorr—20/20 provides a critical opportunity to prompt conversations about the necessity of art during times of social and political transformation.

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Smokehouse, 1968-1970

These images—photographed by Robert Colton, a Smokehouse Associate—depict the collective’s original members, William T.

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An Afternoon with Betty Grayson

Chloe Hayward: How long have you been attending Target Free Sundays?

Betty Grayson: I’ve been coming for over five years now.

CH: Can you tell me about your first memory visiting The Studio Museum in Harlem?

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From the Archive c. 1970

As I continue with my fellowship in the Studio Museum archive, I have come to fully appreciate the role the Museum plays as an influencer of Black culture across the world.

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Collection Visit: Marilyn Nance

Trained in film and photography, Nance creates works that investigate and celebrate African and African-American history and life.

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