Upcoming at the Studio Museum: Melvin Edwards, Juneteenth, National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars
Last Chance: Spring 2013 Exhibitions close June 30, 2013!
The Artist's Voice: Melvin Edwards in Conversation with Naima J. Keith
Thursday, June 20, 2013 7pm
Melvin Edwards is a pioneer in the history of African-American art, best known for his sculptural series "Lynch Fragments." His Working Time (1985) from that series is included in the current Studio Museum exhibition Assembly Required. For this program, Edwards will be in conversation with Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator. They will discuss Edwards' body of work and the importance of location and configuration for sculpture, but also the limits of artistic intention when a work is displayed.
Assembly Required, organized by Keith, presents photographs, drawings, sculptures and paintings from the Studio Museum’s permanent collection that explore the ways in which certain works are dependent on site, and the viewer’s conceptual and perceptual experience of that locale through the artist’s intervention.
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Target Free Sunday: June 16, 2013
Check out this family-friendly activity this Sunday at the Studio Museum. Sundays at the Studio Museum are always free, thanks to Target.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
2:00 PM: Hands On: Juneteenth Celebration: FREEDOM!
Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Studio Museum’s 12th Annual Juneteenth Celebration! Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, honors African-American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. In celebration of freedom and Black culture, the museum will offer a gallery tour, face painting, art workshops, musical performances, and free giveaways.
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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars led by Harlem Resident Jason Marshall: An evening of improvised music inspired by photographs in the current exhibition Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7pm
Inspired by Gordon Parks, this public program culminates in an evening of exciting improvisation on the exhibition Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Join the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars, including Loren Schoenberg, for an interactive concert as they perform to a selection of photographs from the exhibition. Come see if you can identify the sound of a sleeping child, a busy Harlem street corner, a family at their kitchen table and more!
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Summer 2013 Exhibitions open July 18, 2013
This summer, The Studio Museum in Harlem presents a suite of five exhibitions that offer an engaging cross section of artistic production from Harlem to Houston and beyond. Summer 2013 exhibitions and projects are on view July 18 to October 27, 2013.
The summers exhibitions and projects include Robert Pruitt: Women
, Things in Themselves: Artists in Residence, 2012-13
, Body Language: Selections from the Permanent Collection
, No Filter: Expanding the Walls 2013
, Harlem Postcards Summer 2013: Corin Hewitt, Lisa Oppenheim, Justine Reyes
, Paulette Henk
and VideoStudio: Long Takes
David Hartt: Stray Light was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where it was curated by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator. Support for this exhibition is generously provided by the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Family Foundation. The presentation at The Studio Museum in Harlem was organized by Thomas J. Lax, Assistant Curator.
The Artist’s Voice is made possible, in part, by MetLife Foundation and an endowment established by the Ron Carter Family in memory of Studio Museum in Harlem Trustee, Janet Carter.
Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 is supported by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, with additional support from the New York Council on the Humanities.
(top left): David Hartt, Lounge, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago / (top right): Jennifer Packer, Mario II, 2011. Courtesy the artist. / (middle left): Melvin Edwards. Image courtesy the artist. / (bottom right): Kerry James Marshall, Great America, 1994. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Gift of the Collectors Committee / (lower middle left): Gordon Parks, Untitled (Harlem, New York, 1967), 1967. Copyright and Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation. / (bottom left): Bruce Talamon, David Hammons, Slauson Studio, 1974. Coutesy Roberts & Tilton Gift of Ruthard C. Murphy