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Upcoming at the Studio Museum: Melvin Edwards, Juneteenth, National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars

Spring 2013 exhibitions and projects on view through June 30, 2013
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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. 

To reserve your tickets, click here


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.  


To RSVP, please click here


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!

To reserve your tickets, click here

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: WomenThings in Themselves: Artists in Residence, 2012-13Body Language: Selections from the Permanent CollectionNo Filter: Expanding the Walls 2013Harlem 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. 


Images:
(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 MarshallGreat 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

Upcoming at the Studio Museum

Target Free Sundays, June 16, 2013
1pm:
Gallery Tour: Fred Wilson: Local Color

Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Fred Wilson: Local Color with a knowledgeable museum educator! RSVP here.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
2pm: Arts & Minds: Series B
Arts & Minds brings adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art. Join us for a lively discussion of the current exhibitions during a guided tour and art-making workshop. Through gallery discussions and hands-on art activities, Arts & Minds opens a window to creativity and well-being. Arts & Minds is free but reservations are required. Call 646-755-3726 to reserve your place.

Target Free Sundays, June 23, 2013
1pm: Gallery Tour: Brothers and Sisters
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Brothers and Sisters, a cross-generational exhibition that examines the relationships between a selection of Beauford Delaney’s (1901-1979) paintings and prints made between 1958 and 1969, and works in The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection. RSVP here.

2pm: Hands On: Painting with Jennifer Packer, Artist in Residence
Have you ever wanted to create a painting, but have been hesitant to try? Don’t miss the chance to meet artist in residence, Jennifer Packer and try your hand at painting as she leads an interactive workshop, inspired by works on view in the current exhibitions. Room is limited so please RSVP in advance.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
2pm:
Arts & Minds: Series A

Arts & Minds brings adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art. Join us for a lively discussion of the current exhibitions during a guided tour and art-making workshop. Through gallery discussions and hands-on art activities, Arts & Minds opens a window to creativity and well-being. Arts & Minds is free but reservations are required. Call 646-755-3726 to reserve your place.

Target Free Sundays, June 30, 2013
1pm: Gallery Tour: Houston Conwill: The Joyful Mysteries (1984–2034 A.D.) and Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family, 1967
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Houston Conwill: The Joyful Mysteries (1984-2034 A.D.) and Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 with a knowledgeable museum educator. RSVP here.

2pm: Hands On: Create a Time Capsule
Take a look at The Joyful Mysteries, an installation of seven bronze time capsules created in 1984 by Houston Conwill (b. 1947) that contain confidential testaments by seven distinguished black Americans. Then, join us in the workshop to decorate your own time capsule that you can fill with things that are important to you. RSVP here.
This year, The Studio Museum in Harlem is a Blue Star Museum, offering complimentary admission to active duty military personnel (including National Guard and Reserve) and up to five family members now through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. 

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. 

To find out which other institutions are participating in this initiative, click here.
Things we love this week:

La Bienal 2013 opens at El Museum del Barrio

In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall opens June 28 at the National Gallery of Art

In Conversation: Modern African American Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

Nick Cave: Sojourn at the Denver Art Museum

Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster at Penn Museum

Lorna Simpson's first European retrospective at Jeu De Paume, Paris

The Angola Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (Winners of the Golden Lion for Best National Participation)!

Bill Traylor at the American Folk Art Museum

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