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Studio Museum of Harlem

144 West 125th Street, New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
212-864-4500
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Ranked #212 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of African-American artists.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of African-American artists.

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW 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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New York City, New York
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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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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 

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 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.

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New Jersey
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153 reviews 153 reviews
86 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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.

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delaware
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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.

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Columbus, Ohio
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220 reviews 220 reviews
59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 

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Miami, Florida
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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.

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New York City, New York
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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.

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