Studio Museum in Harlem

About the Museum

The Studio Museum in Harlem is devoted to collecting, preserving and presenting the work of African-American artists and members of the African diaspora, with a focus on modern and contemporary art. First opened in 1968 in a rented loft space, the museum moved to its current location on West 125th Street in 1977, and continues to fulfill its original mission through exhibitions, outreach events and artist residencies. The museum collection features over 2,000 works, including drawings, pastels, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations. It features renowned artists including Terry Adkins, Lois Mailou Jones and Jacob Lawrence, and an extensive archive of images by photographer James VanDerZee, notable chronicler of Harlem between the 1920s and 1940s.

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