Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fwd: Get ready for this summer's last Uptown Friday!

Get ready for this summer's last Uptown Friday!
The Studio Museum in Harlem Newsletter | August 20, 2014
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Uptown Fridays! | August 22, 2014, 7–10pm

Join us for this summer's final Uptown Fridays! at The Studio Museum in Harlem! This summer series transforms our courtyard and galleries into a vibrant social hub. Dance to the sounds of Libation's DJ Ian Friday with Manchildblack and Afro Mosaic Soul and enjoy signature cocktails and drink specials. Guests are also invited to join free guided tours of our current exhibitions and browse our Museum Store’s incredible selection of books, jewelry, t-shirts and gifts. Bring a friend or come solo and make a few during a festive evening of art and culture!

Uptown Fridays! is free with Museum admission and open to the public.

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Material Histories: Artists in Residence 2013–14 brochure now available online!
Material Histories is the most recent in a series of exhibitions featuring work by Kevin Beasley (b. 1985), Bethany Collins (b. 1984) and Abigail DeVille (b. 1981), three emerging artists who have been awarded eleven-month residencies at the Studio Museum. This exhibition maintains the Museum's commitment to highlighting new artistic talent and voices, and features artwork created by the 2013–14 artists in residence since they began their residence in October 2013. 
Click the cover to view!

MZ Wallace x Glenn Ligon Tote
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration with the New York-based handbag designer MZ Wallace! MZ Wallace has partnered with artist Glenn Ligon on a limited run of the brand’s iconic Metro Tote. Each tote is printed with Ligons’s Untitled (I Am Somebody), and all proceeds from the sale of the tote will benefit The Studio Museum in Harlem’s art education programs. Learn more here.

The tote is priced at $225 and will be available in the Museum Store in November 2014, but a limited number are available, so
pre-order yours now!


Can't get enough of Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989? Explore our tumblr! It features Gaines’s work, ephemera from throughout his career, other artists inspired by the grid and crowd-sourced exhibition documentation tagged #gainesgridwork.

                             Join us for Target Free Sundays!

Target Free Sundays at the Studio Museum ensures that the Museum is accessible to all. Thanks to the generous support of Target, Museum admission is free every Sunday. 

In addition to free Museum admission on Sundays, the Education and Public Programs departments organize free programs and events geared to our different audiences. From hands-on family workshops to theater performances, visitors of all ages and interests will find something to love at Target Free Sundays. 

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Gallery Tour: Charles Gaines: Gridwork: 1974–1989
August 24, 2014, 1–2pm

Hands On: Abstract Mosaics
August 24, 2014, 2–4pm

Gallery Tour: Material Histories: Artists in Residence 2013–2014
August 31, 2014, 1–2pm

Hands On: Definition Composition
August 31, 2014, 2–4pm

Things We Love This Week

Images (top to bottom): Uptown Fridays! illustrated with photo by Henry Murphy; Charles Gaines, Faces, Set #11: Mary Ann Aloojian, 1978, Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer; Target Free Sundays illustrated with photo by Elan Ferguson
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