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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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Artist in Residence View All

Texas Isaiah on (Intimate) Community

The poignancy of Texas Isaiah’s work lies in his ability to reimagine the healing potential of photography for Black people, particularly Black trans, gender expansive, and nonbinary folks.

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Widline Cadet: Preserving (Imagined) Worlds

Widline Cadet’s photographs entangle the past with the present as she uses the medium to communicate the often intangible feeling of being an immigrant. 

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Jacolby Satterwhite Harmonizes (with the) Material

When one is immersed in Jacolby Satterwhite’s films and installations, a dissolution occurs.

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Genesis Jerez: (Family) Record of Imagination

In Genesis Jerez’s mixed-media paintings, there is an ongoing mediation between formalist concerns and the demands of deeply personal subject matter.

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Introducing the 2021–22 Artists in Residence

The Studio Museum in Harlem is thrilled to announce Cameron GrangerJacob Mason-Macklin, and Qualeasha Wood as the newest members of th

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Public Programs View All

The Community Bears Witness

As a means of gathering feedback on the new sculptural presence, Thomas J Price: Witness, in the neighborhood, the Studio Museum’s Education staff interviewed several park-goers and participants in a writing workshop program.

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On Abstraction: Things You Can't Tell Just by Looking at Us

Within this text, you’ll find the makings of a new series called The Flow, where contributors are invited to create call and responses between artworks, art movements, or artists with another outlet or field they have an existing relationship with. This is an exercise in expanding entry points and access for appreciating and connecting to works of art and artists by seeing art from multiple vantage points and perspectives.  An audio recording is available at the bottom of this text; please follow along. 

A note: This piece has been heavily hyperlinked. If you see a bolded, a bolded italicized, or an underlined word within a section, please click it.

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Ishmael Houston-Jones: PLATFORM 2012: Parallels

The following is an excerpt from Ishmael Houston-Jones’s curatorial statement, which appears in the catalogue for PLATFORM 2012: Parallels.

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Juneteenth View All

Make Art with Us!

The Studio Museum in Harlem invites you to celebrate Black lives and culture on this special holiday through creativity, inspired by an artwork from our permanent collection!

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Read, Learn, and Celebrate Juneteenth

These texts, for both adults and children, provide information on the legacy and history of Juneteenth.

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As The Studio Museum in Harlem celebrates Juneteenth, we invite our audiences to consider resources that can provide further information around the legacy of this holiday, the many ways it is celebrated, and how it continues to be a cornerstone of Black culture and celebration in the United States. 

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Expanding The Walls View All

A Shout, a Call, an Echo — Capturing the Echo: Expanding the Walls 2022

The sixteen artists featured in the exhibition Capturing the Echo: Expanding the Walls 2022 author their own account

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