Visit The Studio Museum in Harlem

by HarlemOnaBudget

Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by the Studio Museum in Harlem to see their spring 2010 project titled Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection. This collection of eight distinct exhibits features a mix of media materials and artwork given to the museum and explores how art is produced and presented.

Abstract by Julie Meheretu (from SMH website)

Of the eight exhibits, my favorite was “Catalogue: Systems of Dis/Order”, an exhibit displaying artwork that challenges normal perceptions of order with various creative patterns and shapes. I was also drawn to a collage entitled “Panthera” by Mickalene Thomas.

While “Catalogue: Systems of Dis/Order” and “Panthera” were some personal highlights, all eight exhibits have interesting and beautiful artwork. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. The exhibits will be on display through June 27th (Admission $7, free on Sundays) at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street (between Powell and Malcom X Blvds).  I definitely recommend stopping by!

Frederick Douglass Boulevard Continues To Impress

By HarlemGuy

Real estate has always been a passion for HarlemCondoLife (HCL).  And we were one of the first to write on the emergence of Frederick Douglass Boulevard as noted in a recent New York Times article

So it’s with great pleasure that we keep reading about Harlem and this strip in particular in other news outlets.  What we’re happiest about is that that the location is being recognized for what is always has been – a neighborhood.

The latest is a recent article from the Post bearing the following headline. 

Not really new news for readers of HarlemCondoLife.  But we did learn something new.  The founder of BestYet Market (which recently opened in Harlem) also lives in Harlem   I can hear the adds now:  “Yes, Harlem.” ™.  Or “Harlem.  Live Here.  Work Here.” ™.  It’s fantastic that people who own businesses in the community also live in the very same community.  It makes a huge difference to the quality of services and the attention the community receives.  That’s a good thing for everyone.