Artists on Artists, Studio Museum in Harlem Celebrates the Historic Smokehouse Associates ~ August 5, 2023

        The Studio Museum in Harlem presents the culminating event in celebration of the Smokehouse Associates publication. Join The Studio Museum in Harlem in Harlem Art Park, the site of one of the Smokehouse Associates’ first painted walls, for a multimedia program featuring sonia louise davis, David L. Johnson, and Shamel Pitts. Through […]

‘Thomas J. Price: Witness’ an inHarlem Installation in Marcus Garvey Park by Studio Museum in Harlem

      The Studio Museum in Harlem announced its fall programming, kicking-off the season with Thomas J. Price: Witness, the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the United States. As part of the Studio Museum’s ongoing inHarlem initiative, the nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture entitled The Distance Within (2021) will depict a young Black man looking […]

Studio Museum in Harlem’s Thelma Golden in a One-Day Symposium at Park Avenue Armory ~ February 17

This third annual “Culture in a Changing America” will feature keynote speeches, open studios and interactive workshops. The symposium will conclude with a conversation moderated by The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Director and Chief Curator, Thelma Golden, with choreographer, director and dancer, Bill T. Jones, the Kennedy Center’s Marc Bamuthi Joseph, visual artist, Julie Mehretu, […]

Sotheby’s + Studio Museum in Harlem = Creating Space ~ Auction off to a Great Start!

      Creating Space: Artists for The Studio Museum in Harlem: An Auction to Benefit the Museum’s New Building  took place on May 16 and 17 at Sotheby’s New York, with a public viewing of the works during the month of May, up to auction date. The Museum hopes to raise $175 million during its […]

The Studio Museum in Harlem Shares New Design by Adjaye Associates

      The Studio Museum in Harlem completed site preparation, and began foundation work in January, 2022 on the its anticipated 82,000 square foot building, located at the current Museum site at 144 West 125th Street. The new building, designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, will replace its century-old commercial building that […]

National Black Theatre, ArtBridge, Ray Harlem & LMXD Unveil 500-Foot-Long Public Art Exhibition in Harlem with Artist, Xenobia Bailey

      The National Black Theatre, in partnership with ArtBridge, RAY, and LMXD, is pleased to announce Steal Away, a public art exhibition created by renowned artist Xenobia Bailey. This 500-foot long exhibition is installed on the construction fencing surrounding the future home of the longest-running Black theater in New York City. In addition to NBT’s multi-floor space, […]

The Met to Unveil Groundbreaking Exhibition ‘The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism’ in early 2024

      In February 2024, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Through some 160 works, it will explore the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life in the new Black cities that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New […]

2023 International Lindy Hop Championships in May at Alhambra Ballroom, Harlem

      During Memorial Day Weekend 2023 (May 25–29), an estimated 1,000 swing dance and jazz music enthusiasts will gather in New York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood to “Celebrate Lindy Hop where it all began!” with the World Finals of the 2023 International Lindy Hop Championships.

Dates Set for East Harlem Open Studio Tour ~ April 22-23

      Over the years, we’ve trekked all over the five boroughs viewing works created by artists living and working Uptown. On Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd, local artists will be opening their studio doors for an East Harlem Open Studios Tour from 1:00 to 6:00pm ~ a chance for the public […]

Visiting ‘Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens’ at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

      Currently on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts is Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens, the artist’s first museum survey, examining the myths and realities of local familial and ancestral histories, and the convoluted notion of freedom in a country fraught with oppression and racism. The exhibition features DeVille’s work created over […]

New Museum to Present a Major Wangechi Mutu Survey Spanning the Entire Museum

      The New Museum will present a major solo exhibition of work by Wangechi Mutu, bringing together more than one hundred works across painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, and film to present the full breadth of her practice from the mid-1990s to today. On view March 2–June 4, 2023, “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined” will take […]

Harlem Grown Announces $1.3M Mellon Foundation Grant to Support Programs in Marcus Garvey Park

      If you take Fifth Avenue Uptown, You will have a pleasant pause at 120th Street, where you will be greeted by an entrance to Marcus Garvey Park ~ Harlem to the West and East Harlem to the East. The Park spans from 120th Street to 124th Street, and from Mt. Morris Park West […]

Kevin Quiles Bonilla & Zaq Landsberg Unveil ‘For Centuries, and Still… (anticipated completion) in Harlem Art Park for 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

      Save the Date, Sunday, July 30, 2023 from 1-3, for a collective poster-making learnshop with Kevin Quiles Bonilla and Zaq Landsberg in Harlem Art Park. Save the Date, Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 1-2pm, meet the artists. The Event, “Afternoon Tertulia: Harlem Art Park” is part of Centro 50. This is a […]

‘Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces’ to Open at New Museum

      Opening November 10, 2022, the New Museum will present the first American museum survey exhibition devoted to Theaster Gates, encompassing the full range of the artist’s practice across a variety of media creating communal spaces for preservation, remembrance, and exchange. This landmark exhibition will be accompanied by a presentation of newly commissioned […]

‘Reuben Sinha: Breathing Without Fear’ to be Installed in Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem

      Heads-up for all who love watching the installation of outdoor art sculptures ~ on the heals of the deinstallation of  ‘Thomas J. Price: Witness,’ last week, Breathing Without Fear by Art Lives Here artist-member Reuben Sinha will be installed on Sunday, October 16th from 1:00 ~ 4:00pm as a celebration of public art […]

Photography Exhibition, Linda Troeller: Self Power | Self Play to Open at Museum of Sex

      The Museum of Sex is pleased to announce Self Power | Self Play: 50 years of Erotic Portraiture by Linda Troeller. For half a century, artist Linda Troeller (b. 1949) has used the camera as a tool for sensual empowerment. The first museum retrospective of Troeller’s work in New York City, Self Power | Self […]

Let us Think About ‘Designing Peace’ ~ an Exhibition Currently on View at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum NYC

      Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opened its doors to  “Designing Peace,” an exhibition exploring the unique role design can play in pursuing peace. On view from June 10 through Sept. 4, 2023, the exhibition features design projects from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain more durable peaceful […]

Summer Streets 2022 Returns with Extended Car-Free Park Avenue from Brooklyn Bridge to East Harlem!

      NYC DOT Summer Streets 2022 will return for its 14th edition, extending the fun and free activities from Centre Street, Lafayette Street, and Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 109th Street in East Harlem! The nearly two-mile expansion of the Summer Streets program was announced by the Mayors office on July […]

Renaissance Women by artist Alice Mizrachi unveiled in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem

      Marcus Garvey Park has a plethora of art over this past few months, with the installation of Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain and Thomas J. Price: Witness,  added to the park’s weekly music and dance. Now, we look forward to the unveiling of Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women, an abstract, figurative sculpture that honors […]

Julio Valdez: I Can’t Breathe unveiled at Harlem’s Collyer Brothers Park

      A dialogue began last year, serious and thoughtful discussion ensued, and artists have continued the conversation. Here, alongside a small pocket-park on 128th Street in Harlem, artist Julio Valdez unveiled his installation this week entitled ‘I Can’t Breathe.‘ The installation is just a few blocked away from last year’s colorful ‘Black Lives […]

National Black Theatre Teams up with ‘Ray’ to Create ‘Ray Harlem’ on National Black Theatre Way & Celebrates Topping Off !

      When the National Black Theatre announced its intention to develop its current site, concerns about the interior (and exterior) artistic treasurers were of great concern. The property, which was purchased by the Theatre’s founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer in 1969, houses the largest collection of Nigerian New Sacred Art in the Western […]

‘Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty’ in Morningside Park, Harlem….On To Liberty State Park…..Popping-Up in Red Hook before Retiring to MoCa Arlington on August 3, 2023

      Sculpture artist Zaq Landsberg created and presented the illustrations for this piece during the last administration, prior to COVID-19 and our citywide shutdown. It was inspired by Buddhist imagery, and meant to depict our iconic American landmark, weary, reclining, and asking the question ~ “what stage of America are we in.” COVID-19 […]

Dawoud Bey: An American Project opening at The Whitney Museum of American Art

      Dawoud Bey (b.1953, Queens, NY) has committed more than four decades to photographing underrepresented subjects and fostering dialogue that addresses African American history and contemporary society and politics. The artist’s first retrospective in twenty-five years, An American Project,, explores the arc of Bey’s career from 1975 to 2017 through nearly eighty works […]

‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ a Photography Exhibition to Benefit The Harlem Community Relief Fund at Claire Oliver Gallery

    Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Love Letters for Harlem, an exhibition of photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker. Love Letters for Harlem showcases the talents of these four Harlem-based photographers and their work that celebrates the lives and culture of Harlem. A portion of the […]

‘Alice Neel: People Come First’ ~ The First Museum Retrospective in New York, to Open at The Met in March, 2021

      Alice Neel: People Come First is the first museum retrospective in New York of American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984) in 20 years. This ambitious, career-spanning survey at The Met positions Neel as one of the century’s most radical painters, a champion of social justice whose longstanding commitment to humanist principles inspired her life […]

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the First ‘Percent for Art’ Installation, ‘Growth’ and artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Harlem Art Park ~ July 5, 2020

      *A 2021 Update ~ Art Park will be celebrating the 36th Anniversary on Saturday, June 26th from Noon to 5:00pm with art, music and more. On June 26th, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Percent for Art Program, and its first art installation, Growth, by sculpture artist, […]

Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten in the Online Viewing Room at Keith de Lellis Gallery

    Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition in the Online Viewing Room. Van Vechten moved to New York City from Chicago in 1906 to pursue a writing career (he would become the first American critic of modern dance while contributing to the New […]

Beyond the Harlem Renaissance by Carl Van Vechten to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery in April 2020

      Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition, Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, opening April 9, 2020. Update ~ The Gallery is now open by appointment.

Lil’ Studio | Making Meaning at NYPL Harlem Branch on March 7th

Lil’ Studio | Making Meaning (Session B) How can lines be used to express your feelings? Guide your little one through this fun printmaking workshop inspired by Elizabeth Catlett. Learn to make marks with meaning! The program is open to parents, caregivers, and organizations servicing little ones under 5 years of age. Free and Open to […]

Lil Studio, Session B ~ December 7th at NYPL Harlem Branch on 124th Street

Play with color and texture as you paint an abstract work of art, much like the artist Frank Bowling. Create a composition on canvas using unusual “brushes” like combs and toothbrushes! Engage with your little one as they explore mark making and color! Parents, caregivers, and organizations servicing little ones under 5 years old are invited to the NYPL […]

Studio Museum in Session B of Lil’ Studio ~ August 3rd

  The popular beyond-the-walls series, Lil’ Studio, presented by Studio Museum in Harlem, will be held on August 3rd, 2019 at the New York Public Library located at 9 West 124th Street in Harlem. Explore music, community, and art making during this sensory edition of Lil’ Studio. Using textured papers and paint, engage your little […]

NYC Parks’ Creative Courts + Saya Woolfalk + Publicolor = a Work-in-Progress in Marcus Garvey Park Harlem

      NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks ~  Creative Courts initiative, Facebook Artist-in-Residence Program (FB AIR Program), along with artist Saya Woolfalk, the non-profit Publicolor, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative have arrived at the basketball court on Madison Avenue near 122nd Street in Marcus Garvey Park. Watch as this work-in-progress […]