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The Studio Museum in Harlem

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Address: 144 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4423
Phone Number: 212-864-4500
10:00 am - 6:00 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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Alma Thomas exhibition, et al.

The painter Alma Thomas left a legacy of stunningly uplifting art, which celebrates observation, interpretation and, quite simply, happiness. Not to be missed!!!!!!!!!!!! Note... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 8, 2016
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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe I had high expectations about this museum so I felt so down when I visited. I was expecting something that would represent the history of art or just art in the black community or even Harlem but nope. It is very small and it is something that a neighborhood would put together. It does not have the level a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I visited this museum with a friend during a quick trip to NYC. It was well worth the visit! Recommended for art lovers!

Thank RegePG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The painter Alma Thomas left a legacy of stunningly uplifting art, which celebrates observation, interpretation and, quite simply, happiness. Not to be missed!!!!!!!!!!!! Note, admission is free on Sundays. A HUGE congratulations to this museum for recognizing and presenting the work of this gifted artist.

Thank DJKTraveler
Leipzig, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Small and interesting cultural exhibition of black artists makes this a perfect outing from the downtown Manhatten. Apollo teatre nearby. In the vibriant Harlem. Also great shopping nearby with both the GAP and Banana Republic outlet stores.

Thank Philiph S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

I arrived for a visit on a Tuesday. The Studio was closed, unfortunately. It's open from Thursday through to Sunday, but they are brilliant in pointing you towards the other attractions in the area. If you arrive on a day that they are open. Definitely pop in. They are worth the visit. As I'm still in the USA, I'm still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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!

Thank BruceJK
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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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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