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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,
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ON [____]SCAPES: Let me know you made it there okay. Send a postcard? Wish You Were Here.

Daonne Huff is Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement.

A note: This essay is primarily memoir and opinion-based. Some views may come across as generalizations but they are rooted in personal experience and observation. 

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Permanent Collection View All

Collecting a Legacy: New Acquisitions

Fifty years after its founding, the Studio Museum remains at the forefront of institutions for artists of African descent, providing a haven for artists to create and see their work in, and be insp

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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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Excerpt: RE:COLLECTION: Selected Works from The Studio Museum in Harlem

Is it possible to locate the interior language of these longings? Are the locations of desire found in the waiting, the reunion or the exact moments before the embrace?

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Education View All

Art in Partnership

The Studio Museum in Harlem is excited to introduce the first in a series of pocketbooks that will explore connections between artworks by artists of African descent, largely from our permanent collection. We are thrilled to be collaborating with our School & Community Partners—this pocketbook edition was created with our ongoing Community Partner, the Ali Forney Drop-In Center in Harlem.

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Museums & Mental Health: Healing in Creative Community

When people think about mental health and wellness, museums might not be the first thought that comes to mind.

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Spotlight on Education

Over the last fifty years, The Studio Museum in Harlem has offered a number of school, youth, and family programs for people with specific needs by creating platforms for dynamic educational experi

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Studio Check In View All

Studio Check In with Angelique Rosales Salgado

Studio Check In was born out of a desire to tell the stories of the people who work behind the scenes at different

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Studio Check In With Brett Cook

In this Studio Check In, Ilk Yasha speaks with Brett Cook, an interdisciplinary artist and educator who was an artist in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem from 1997 to 1998.

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Studio Check In With Alexsandra Mitchell

In this Studio Check In, Ilk Yasha speaks with Alexsandra Mitchell, who participated in the Museum Education Practicum at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

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Studio Visits View All

Looking Under Language: Memory, Creole, Poem, and Myth with Ivan Forde

In February 2020, Jennifer Harley, School & Community Partnerships Coordinator, visited artist and 2008, Expanding the Walls alumni Ivan Forde in his East Harlem studio.

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Studio Visit: Tschabalala Self

For Tschabalala Self, The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-in-Residence program is a homecoming.

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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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