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





Neighborhood children and Smokehouse’s founding member William T. Williams are drawn to the completed mural site at Sylvan Place (now Harlem Art Park at E. 120th St. between Lexington and 3rd Aves.). Artwork created by Smokehouse Associates. Courtesy William T. Williams Archives

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 participatory activities and insightful conversation, visitors will be guided through reflections on Smokehouse’s collaborative work and will explore their own connections to—and interpretations of—the collective’s ethos to “let the message be the change.”

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David Geffen Hall to Open on October 8, 2022




East Elevation ~ The reimaginationn of David Geffen Hall will welcome all who visit with generosity, warmth and fun. Vivid colors, patterns and textures that mirror the spirit and vibrancy of performance will enrich its public spaces.

The much anticipated, newly renovated David Geffen Hall opens to the public on October 8, 2022 ~ home of the New York Philharmonic and new welcoming cultural home for New York. Completed two years early with a transformative design by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the project represents a statement of faith in New York and its artistic community, while delivering jobs and economic development at a crucial time for the city’s rebound.

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Studio Museum 127 Pops-Up inHarlem



Studio Museum in Harlem Pop-Up located at 429 West 127th Street

While we wait for The Studio Museum in Harlem to complete renovation, the Museum has been busy ‘outside its walls’ in a number of location’s inHarlem.  We went to visit the new Studio Museum Harlem 127, a temporary exhibition space located at 429 West 127th Street, to view a current exhibition ~ a beautiful selection of photographs from the Museum collection.

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Studio Museum in Harlem ~ Last Look



Artist, Julie Mehretu ‘Entropia’


Taking a ‘Last Look‘ at Studio Museum in its current building before renovation on its new space, ‘Last Look‘ is a four-day celebration of art and artists taken from the Museum’s final exhibition season before taking the Museum beyond its walls.

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The Studio Museum in Harlem Shares New Design by Adjaye Associates




Exterior View from 125th Street Plaza. Image via Studio Museum, courtesy 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 they have occupied since the early 1980s.

The design is also one of the winners of the 36th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design, announced by Mayor de Blasio on May 23, 2018.

Moving along ~ slowly……

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