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Pledge your support to The Studio Museum in Harlem today.


I’m proud to stand with The Studio Museum in Harlem and announce my commitment to this important institution that advances artists of African descent.

Half a century ago, in a similar time of political turmoil and radical change, a small group of fiercely dedicated people committed to creating a museum that would advocate for artists of African descent. They were determined that it would be a new kind of museum, one that would serve as a vital link between artists and community in the cultural capital of Black America. This is how The Studio Museum in Harlem began in 1968—as a bold venture and a cherished hope.

Today, we can say with pride that the founders’ dreams have become reality. The Studio Museum is recognized as the world’s leading museum for artists of African descent. We are now poised for the next chapter in the Museum’s history with construction for our new building underway on 125th Street in the heart of Harlem. 

As we look to the future with profound hope, the Studio Museum’s new, custom-built, 80,000-square-foot home will advance the Museum’s service to artists, audiences, and our uniquely vibrant Harlem communities. We are close to having a breathtaking, artistic space that champions Black artists and diverse audiences and serves as a home for common causes, healing, and celebration. 

During the Museum’s construction, and amidst this incredibly challenging time for our communities, the Studio Museum continues to amplify the work of artists of African descent through public art exhibitions, the foundational Artist-in-Residence program, art education, public programming, and myriad other activities. All of this is preparing the way for the new Studio Museum, that will be a crown jewel in New York City’s cultural mosaic, giving a rapidly-evolving Harlem an authentic cultural center by and for the community. 

Please pledge your support to the mission and work of The Studio Museum in Harlem today. *

Studio Museum Fund

The Studio Museum Fund provides the critical, but most difficult-to-find funding: general operating support. Gifts to the Studio Museum Fund provide sustenance to exhibitions, the signature

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Champion Black artists and diverse audiences by becoming a Studio Museum Member. During the construction of the Museum’s new home, Members have access to a singular array of unique benefits. In


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