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Studio Museum of Harlem

144 West 125th Street, New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
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Ranked #258 of 859 attractions in New York City
Type: Art Museums
Description: Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of African-American artists.
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New Jersey
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138 reviews 138 reviews
80 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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.

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San Diego, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I am lucky enough to know the assistant curator of this magnificent museum and also studio to resident artists. She gave me, hubby and cousin a private tour because we were in town when the museum is closed (Mon thru Wed, I think...). Goodness, the outside of the building doesn't do it justice. The space is larger than one would... More

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El Cerrito, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The Studio Museum of Harlem was great. They had an exhibit of contemporary artists, and photographs by the great Gordon Parks, on a series he did of a Harlem Family in 1967. Not every piece of the contemporary artist was immediately accessible, but the photographs by Gordon Parks were incredibly moving and gave a face to the challenges associated with... More

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Seattle WA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for this museum in Harlem. My husband and I came in from a rainstorm, looking like drowned rats, and we were greeted with such warmth and concern. They hung up our wet coats and told us they would be dry by the time we left. The exhibit was a temporary show... More

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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

A great place to immerse yourself into the arts. The time just flew by quickly as I socked in the history before my eyes. Situated in the heart of harlem love the space !

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