InHarlem was designed by The Studio Museum as a way to engage the community, out in the community, by bringing art outside Museum walls, allowing viewers to engage the artists and artwork where they live, work and play. InHarlem 2016 brought artists and art installations to four local Parks.
Now in its second year, The Studio Museum in Harlem announced the opening of the exhibition, Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, The Journey – in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the New York Public Library’s Countee Cullen Library Branch.
This new body of work incorporates Adam’s extensive knowledge, along with his research into the Schomburg Center archives of the African-American fashion designer, Patrick Kelly (1954-1990). The end result are “collages incorporating Kelly’s vintage clothing patterns, iconic fabrics, colors and shapes: bold and colorful geometric forms, contours of the female body, and buttons and other embellishments”.
Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, The Journey is organized by Hallie Ringle, Assistant Curator, and will be on view from May 3 to October 20 at the Countee Cullen Library branch of the NYPL, 104 West 136th Street. Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday May 5 from 5 pm to 7 pm. (Free and open to the public, no RSVP required).
While you’re there, check out Black Power! at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.