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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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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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A Must See!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2013
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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183 reviews 183 reviews
38 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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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Cheverly, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

This museum is off the beaten path but definitely worth the detour. I really enjoyed the installation. The entrance fee was very reasonable compared to other NYC museums. They are commited to mentoring the next generation of NYC arists which is commendable. I highly recommend a visit to the Studio Museum while in Harlem.

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Atlanta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I've been visiting the Studio Museum of Harlem for 20 years. It's one great place to spend a few hours steeped in history and art immersion. I always take the time to learn what exhibit is on display there before any trip to NYC. The Romare Bearden retrospective was outstanding! So have been many others. Depending on the exhibit making... More 

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Portland, Maine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Bigger than an art gallery, yet "museum" suggests stuffy and staid. Studio Museum of Harlem is anything but... Spacious galleries present a rich array of contemporary art, including paintings, photographs sculpture and video. The varied exhibits provide a place to reflect upon the rich history and changing ways of Harlem. The front desk and museum shop staff were welcoming and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

One of my favourite places in Harlem. It's small but feels so big; the art is pretty accessible and the staff are friendly. Definite stop to explore while in Harlem. I recommend taking your time to go through the museum and setting a good chunk of time to go through the gift shop to check out the really cool and... More 

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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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