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Studio Museum of Harlem

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Address: 144 West 125th Street, New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-864-4500
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Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Description: Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of...
Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of African-American artists.
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Worth Visiting when in Harlem.

Interesting and small museum, quick to get around. This is near the Apollo Theatre, so make a stop before or after. The museum shop has very interesting/knowledge informing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting and small museum, quick to get around. This is near the Apollo Theatre, so make a stop before or after. The museum shop has very interesting/knowledge informing cultural books and items.

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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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.

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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.

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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 

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New York City, New York
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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.

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New Jersey
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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.

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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 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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.

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Columbus, Ohio
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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 

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Miami, Florida
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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.

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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