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!


3 thoughts on “Visit The Studio Museum in Harlem

  1. Reflections on the permanent collection is great. I was there Friday, Saturday & today…..The piece they have on Julie Mehretu – that you’ve shown is amazing. So amazing that I went to Goldman Sachs yesterday to see the one she did for their lobby. While you can’t walk right up to it (for security reasons) you can get a pretty good view of it (I’ll e you the pic). Well worth the trip Downtown. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum.
    While you’re there – check out their gift shop. My Harlem Map & note cards are there!

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