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Studio Museum in Harlem
This Fall, the Studio Museum presents
The Shadows Took Shape, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art and Harlem Postcards Fall/Winter 2013–14: Elia Alba, Malik Gaines, Zoe Leonard, Julie Quon
The Studio Museum in Harlem is proud to announce the Fall/Winter 2013–14 season, featuring The Shadows Took Shape, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art and Harlem Postcards Fall/Winter 2013–14: Elia Alba, Malik Gaines, Zoe Leonard, Julie Quon, all on view November 14, 2013 to March 9, 2014.
The Shadows Took Shape will be one of the few major museum exhibitions to explore the ways in which this form of creative expression has been adopted internationally and highlight the range of work made over the past twenty-five years.
New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and The Studio Museum in Harlem are co-presenting Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the first comprehensive survey of more than five decades of performance art by black visual artists. The exhibition, organized by Valerie Cassel Oliver for the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, will be presented in New York in two parts: Part I will be on view September 10 to December 7, 2013, at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery; Part II will take place November 14, 2013 to March 9, 2014 at The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Target Free Sundays:
October 13 and October 20, 2013
Thanks to the generous support of Target, Museum admission is free every Sunday. Target Free Sundays reflects a shared commitment to engage the community and offer a vital cultural experience to all.
To participate in gallery tours and Hands On activities, RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
1pm: Gallery Tour: Robert Pruitt: Women
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Robert Pruitt: Women led by a knowledgeable museum educator. Robert Pruitt: Women includes nearly twenty large-scale conté drawings of black women. Combining elements of science fiction, hip-hop culture and comic-book graphics, each figure is at once politically charged, physically grounded and fantastic—a blend of willful self-determination and culturally conditioned myth.
2pm: Hands On: Faces and Masks
Take a look at the portrait drawings in Robert Pruitt: Women, and then join this workshop to create portraits using images of faces and masks, inspired by traditional and contemporary concepts of African masks and black culture.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
1pm: Gallery Tour: Things in Themselves: Artists in Residence 2012-13
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Things in Themselves: Artists in Residence 2012-13, led by a knowledgeable museum educator. Things in Themselves presents the work of Steffani Jemison (b. 1981), Jennifer Packer(b. 1984) and Cullen Washington Jr. (b. 1972), the 2012–13 artists in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Whether exploring fragile and delicate materials, developing a deeper understanding of painting or intuitively networking found materials and objects, the artists share a deep investment in the processes and techniques of making art.
2pm: Hands On: Art-making with The Laundromat Project
Join us for this special collaboration with The Laundromat Project, a community-based non-profit arts organization committed to making art more accessible. Work with a teaching artist to create a work of art inspired by the exhibitions on view in the Studio Museum’s galleries.