The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of African-American artists.
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Neighbourhood: Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
How to get there
  • 125th St • 7 min walk
  • 116th St • 10 min walk
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David A
Preston, UK518 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017
Went on a Sunday because it was free! There was only one gallery open and we weren't impressed with the art. Personal taste, I know. Perhaps when the other galleries are open it might be better.
Written 4 September 2017
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shannon l
Saratoga Springs, NY132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
I enjoyed the exhibit although it is small. It focused on african and spanish art in various media formats. I enjoyed... because it gave me a sense of NYC hip hop culture, 80s...and was thought provoking on various topics. The gift shop is an area that can be improved. They did not have some of the key exhibitors latest works (books) available. I highly recommend if you are the area... nominal fee/ donation accepted and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Written 23 August 2017
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ3,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
I went to the Studio Museum in Harlem for the first time and I really enjoyed it. The shows were not like the shows at the bigger museums that can be endless and after a while overwhelming.

The museum in Harlem mounts very nice retrospects featuring up and coming artists or artists whose reputation is out there but not known well to the general public. The current Shabazz exhibit of photos I really enjoyed about Harlem street life on 125th Street. They also sponsor 'street art' in the parks uptown which I have seen in Marcus Garvey Park and a few others.

Well worth the trip but the hours are a little sporadic. Nice gift shop.
Written 17 July 2017
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Coffy B
Oakland, CA149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
We attended on a Sunday. It was free and the art was thought provoking and profoundly moving. The gift shop was a tad expensive, but it is still very much worth a visit.
Written 10 July 2017
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LAFAMILLEG11231
Brooklyn, NY1,625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Worth a trip up. Not too big not too small. modern and interesting exhibits on 2 floors.
Also accepts IDNYC cards
Written 1 July 2017
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jnholmes1988
Atlanta, GA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
I was expecting a hole in the wall museum with a few pieces from the Harlem Renaissance, but this museum was much more than that. Though each floor was fairly small, it was about 3 stories of a variety of paintings and sculptures. I enjoyed the visit and would recommend it for anyone interested in seeing that flavor of Harlem.
Written 23 May 2017
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Anastasianylon
New York, New York, United States39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
I live in Harlem and will often visit The Studio Museum on a Sunday when admission is free thanks to Target. They have temporary exhibits so there is always something new to see. It is a small space with several different types of artistic media. They also have a nice gift shop where you can find some unique items.
Written 3 April 2017
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347harveyh
New York City, NY41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
The Studio Museum in Harlem is a wonderful small museum focused on art created by African Americans. The space is roomy, you're not bumping into other viewers and the works are well lit. It's not a big museum but it's definitely worth seeing. And, while you are in the neighborhood, you can check out the world-famous Apollo Theater which is close by the museum and dine at the Red Rooster or Chez Lucienne. Both restaurants are within a 2 minute walk from the museum. Makes for a very pleasant afternoon. There's no admission charge on Sunday's thanks to Target Stores.
Written 2 April 2017
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robcurtross
New York City, NY14,583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
The Studio Museum in Harlem delights in destroying stereotypes. The current exhibit called "Black Cowboys" did that for me.

I was astonished to learn that 25% of the cowboys in the West after the Civil War were black, part of the great majority of cowboys that came from the South after that war.

The photos were collected and arranged by Amanda Hunt, the curator of “Black Cowboy,” who calls it a “small-scale revisionist art history.” The exhibit highlights the ways in which black communities today are celebrating and reclaiming their frontier history, and includes shots of black riders engaging in many aspects of the equestrian arts.

I try to stop by this fine museum every two or three months. There is always something to learn, and 125th Street is constantly fascinating to me.
Written 23 January 2017
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Devonta
New York City, NY337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
The Studio Museum was open to the public on Martin Luther King Day.

The museum is a collective of contemporary art and political statements. The intimate space host a collection black artwork.

If you're in Harlem be sure to check it out. Spend 30 minutes to an hour going through the exhibits.
Written 16 January 2017
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