Continuing with a Museum outside the Walls, inHarlem presents, Studio Salon: The Wall of Respect with Romi Crawford + more going on inHarlem in March.
Here is a brief description by Studio Museum in Harlem….
“Once called “the first collective street mural,” the Wall of Respect was created in 1967 by fourteen painters, designers, and photographers from the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC) in Chicago. Over time, these artists covered the wall with portraits of revolutionary figures like Gwendolyn Brooks, Marcus Garvey, and Harriet Tubman. During this edition of Studio Salon, join Romi Crawford as she illustrates the role of photography in documenting this important moment of the Black Arts Movement. Crawford will present from the book The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago drawing on her research on formations of racial and gendered identity, and the relationship of American film and photography to popular culture.”
Studio Salon is the Museum’s literary society, inviting language lovers to participate in an ongoing series of author talks, book launches and writing workshops.
The Event, Studio Salon: The Wall of Respect with Romi Crawford will be held on Sunday, March 11th from 2-4pm at Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street, in the Studio Museum’s Theatre.
Join storyteller and poet Thelma Ruffin Thomas for an interactive and engaging animal-themed story time with ~ Books, Authors & Kids! featuring Thelma Ruffin Thomas on Saturday, March 31 from 1-2pm. Create an animal puppet using a variety of art materials in this fun family workshop that celebrates storytelling and visual art.
Books, Authors & Kids! featuring Thelma Ruffin Thomas will be located at NYPL George Bruce Library, 518 West 125th Street. Free Event with RSVP.
Walking by the Studio Museum in Harlem? Check out the Gift Shop ~ Still open. Take a peek inside The Studio Museum’s lobby, which has been transformed into a temporary Visitor Center, offering an overview of the construction which is forthcoming. Also, the ongoing Harlem Postcards Series is still on view + pick up the latest issue of Studio Magazine. Open Monday – Sunday from Noon to 6pm.