If you get the chance, don’t miss the exhibition celebrating legendary photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Park’s centenary year (he would have turned 100 on November 30th , 2012) at The Studio Museum of Harlem.
Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes’Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, features black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazinephoto essay. It’s an intimate history, capturing the gritty essence of another time in Harlem.
The Art and Wine tour will hit venues like the Studio Museum in Harlem, Art in Flux Harlem, Harlem Wine Gallery, and the Arts Horizon LeRoy Neiman Art Center. Transportation will be provided by ArtCrawl Harlem’s Trolley, a fun way to get from place to place. If you want to join in and get on board, tickets are $25.
The ArtCrawl Harlem Holiday Tour
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Trolley tour 1:00PM to 4PM;
Don’t forget this weekend (August 7th and 8th) is Harlem’s ArtCrawl Harlem! The tour will introduce local and tri-state residents to the rich visual arts offerings of Harlem by taking participants through a varied selection of galleries and public spaces to view work by an eclectic array of artists at all stages of professional development.
Visitors will be escorted by a tour guide to each gallery venue where they will participate in a 30 minute visit. ArtCrawl HarlemTM culminates in a catered reception that will include food, wine and music at a Harlem cultural institution.
Saturday, August 7th
Trolley tour 12:00PM to 4PM; Reception following until 5:30PM
Sunday, August 8th
Trolley tour 1:00PM to 5PM; Reception following until 6:30PM
$55 at (212) 866-7427, artcrawlharlem.com; the code “artcol” can be used to order $40 tickets online.
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!