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
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
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.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 144 West 125th Street, New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-864-4500
Website
Improve this listing
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of...
Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of African-American artists.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
cool museum

This museum had been on my place to visit list forever. I finally went with some friends on Uptown Friday's and was in for great surprise. We paid $7 for admission and saw some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Teresa S
,
Forest Hills, New York

Similar Things to Do in New York City

Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not a real Harlem history museum I actually expect more real Harlam or Black culture in this museum. But in fact, this is another art gallery, I mean, I am not saying against the art. But in fact, when the tourist come to here, they are expected more African American or Black culture, but is not, the museum show a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forest Hills, New York
Level Contributor
138 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This museum had been on my place to visit list forever. I finally went with some friends on Uptown Friday's and was in for great surprise. We paid $7 for admission and saw some cool exhibits. The museum itself was small but spacious enough for you not be too cramped with other visitors. The staff were cool and friendly. After... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pearland, Texas
Level Contributor
34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had such a nice time at this museum. I left there feeling like my mind had been opened just slightly...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Level Contributor
52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
Level Contributor
73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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
Level Contributor
87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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
Level Contributor
174 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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
Level Contributor
127 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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

Travelers who viewed Studio Museum of Harlem also viewed

 

Been to Studio Museum of Harlem? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim 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?

Staying in Harlem

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood