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Studio Museum of Harlem

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Address: 144 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4423
Phone Number: 212-864-4500
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Limited Space, current exhibitions. There is a very helpful free magazine at the reception desk – make sure you look at it before looking at the art on display, because the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I was so impressed with this museum. I'm a former New Yorker and never visited it when I lived here. I was lucky enough to have a chance to check it out on a recent trip to the city, and I'm so glad I did. The exhibits were all topical and introduced me to art I never would have seen... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Limited Space, current exhibitions. There is a very helpful free magazine at the reception desk – make sure you look at it before looking at the art on display, because the background articles are useful in understanding the art and the artists.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The museum volunteer passing out flyers was 'the hook.' I immediately walked in and spent several hours enjoying the museum. My favorite part was the photo exhibit, and I enjoyed the museum bookstore. I recommend supporting Harlem businesses!

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New York City, New York
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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 

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Forest Hills, New York
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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 

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Pearland, Texas
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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...

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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.

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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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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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