We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Studio Museum of Harlem

Neighborhood:
Harlem
Art Museums, Museums
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Address: 144 West 125th Street, New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-864-4500
Website
Description: Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of...
Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of African-American artists.
read more
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 25 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Drop in if you're in the area

I didn't know there was a museum in Harlem very close to the Apollo and Manna's my first trip to ny. Since I'd already seen all the museums I'd wanted to see, I came here on free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
campasianspice
,
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

I didn't know there was a museum in Harlem very close to the Apollo and Manna's my first trip to ny. Since I'd already seen all the museums I'd wanted to see, I came here on free Sunday. The collection is small, but organized and interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Especially given the fact that the museum is free on Sundays, the Studio Museum of Harlem provides an intriguing respite from the hubbub and commotion of 125th Street. Its contemporary art is thought-provoking and unique.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Studio Museum is located in the epicentre of Harlrem. Perfect location to check out local talents. Some like Charles Gaines, an international success and some up and coming contemporary artists breaking into the world of art. Excellent photographic exhibition as well, which was my personal favourite that depicted what Harlem is about in the past and present. All art was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Just visited the Studio Museum of Harlem after finishing the Free Tour by Foot. (Separate attractions by very close). It's a small museum that showcases the work of highly accomplished but sometimes little-known artists. Only takes minutes to visit and well worth the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
86 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Seriously needed docent guidance as installations were purposed to tell a story not be beautiful. Wonderful there is a place for these stories to be told with the respect they deserve. Wonderful gift shop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
delaware
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
52 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Big museums can be overwhelming. Studio Museum of Harlem is manageable. We went on a Sunday, and thanks to Target it was free. The folk and other exhibits were really good. I bought one of my favorite two souvenirs when I travel -- a coffee mug. (The other is a baseball cap.) We then strolled 125th Street. A young brother... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I really enjoyed visiting this museum. The exhibition was very nice and of excellent quality. It made my visit to Harlem worth it! I went on Sunday and it was free.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
60 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I went to the Studio Museum in September and was really impressed with the pieces and the museum. I love art and an opportunity to check out a selection of all African American work is always great. I only wish that the museum was larger. I found myself wanting to see more and there wasn't any more to see. However,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The Studio Museum is an important patron to African American artists and the collection features work by more than 400 of them. This includes important pieces by painter Jacob Lawrence, photographer Gordon Parks and collagist Romare Bearden – all of whom are represented in major museum collections in the US.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Go in Sunday for FREE. It is also FREE information center not only for HARLEM but for all New York. Go inside anytime and ask. Information center and shop is always for FREE.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Studio Museum of Harlem also viewed

 

Been to Studio Museum of Harlem? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Studio Museum of Harlem staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?