Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fwd: October Programs at the Studio Museum

The Studio Museum in Harlem Newsletter | October 2, 2014
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October Program Highlights
The public programs and education programs at the Studio Museum offer unique opportunities for visitors of all ages to engage directly with the work of leading contemporary artists and cultural producers, and serve as a vital link between the collections and exhibitions. Our programs explore how art and visual communication can ignite the imagination, engage the mind and reflect our human experience.
Naomi Beckwith, Tim Griffin and Naima J. Keith
October 2, 2014, 7–9 PM

Bringing together three experts in the field of Conceptual Art—Naomi Beckwith (Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, MCA), Tim Griffin (Executive Director, The Kitchen) and Assistant Curator Naima J. Keith—this panel will discuss the foundation and future of conceptualism as a mode of production and means of representation. Using Gaines's practice and works in Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989 as a point of departure, the panelists will discuss how conceptualism manifests in other fields, including performance and new media. 

This event is free with Museum admission. Limited tickets are available; please RSVP to

Material Histories Mixtape
October 4, 2014, 12–4 PM

This workshop, designed for teens, will explore the culture and history of sample-based Hip Hop and how it has been used to drive a new form of expression. Participants will use ready-made sonic works to create a mixtape for works in the Material Histories: Artists in Residence 2013–14  exhibition. DJ/Musicologist Mekeva McNeil will facilitate this program, which explores intersections between art and music.  

Hands On is FREE and includes a lunch hour with the artists.

Click here to RSVP!

Lil' Studio
Constructing Sculptures
October 8, 2014,  2–4 PM

Parents with little ones ages 2.5 to 4 are invited to the Studio Museum to enjoy art-making and other activities that encourage creative time and bonding. After an interactive story time session, participants are invited to create sculptures inspired by photographs of artist Beverly Buchanan’s stone structures currently on view in the exhibition Under Another Name. Take a photo of your sculpture and take home two works of art! 

Lil’ Studio is free, refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Click here to RSVP!

Studio Squared
Layers of Listening Adult Art-making Workshop
October 9, 2014, 7–9 PM

Following a brief walkthrough of Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989 and group discussion in the galleries, participants will move into the theatre for a series of engaging, audio-inspired drawing exercises. Responding to a jazz soundtrack curated by Charles Gaines, participants in this workshop will explore methods of visualizing sounds and translating musical expression into a layered, collaborative art project.

Refreshments and supplies will be provided. This workshop is free with Museum admission. RSVP to

Museum Highlights and A Look Ahead

Target Free Sundays!

In addition to free Museum admission on Sundays, the Education and Public Programs departments organize free programs and events geared to our different audiences. 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. RVSP is required for all events. 

Sunday, October 5
Gallery Tour: Charles Gaines:
Gridwork 1974–1989

1–2 PM

Hands On: Art Making
with the Laundromat Project

2–4 PM
Sunday, October 12
Gallery Tour: Vantage Point:
Expanding the Walls 2014

1–2 PM

Hands On: What's Your
Vantage Point?

2–4 PM

ArtLooks: A Day in the Life of an Artist
Featuring Participants from Expanding the Walls 2014 
Oct 16, 2014, 7–9PM

Join the artists of the Studio Museum's Expanding The Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History, and Community (ETW) program for an interactive discussion about their exhibition Vantage Point and participate in an activity that will offer insight into a day in the life of an ETW artist. Engage with your peers, see their artwork and learn more about ETW, an eight-month photography-based program for a select group of students
enrolled in a high school or GED program.

ArtLooks is FREE and designed specifically for high school-aged teens. RSVP is required. Space is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to RSVP!

Are you a budding Museum or Arts Educator, wondering how you might access the museum field and gain hands-on experience?

If yes, please join us for an information session to learn more about the Museum Education Practicum!

This free, 8-week course is an intensive training program designed to provide emerging museum and arts educators with an in-depth look at museum education with the guidance of the Studio Museum's knowledgeable Education department. The curriculum includes seminars and in-gallery lab sessions, professional talks and presentations, as well as opportunities to observe an array of education programs. Participants will also gain firsthand experience facilitating tours and workshops. In addition to exploring both theory and practice, participants will enter into a specific conversation around artists of African descent, contemporary art practice, and programmatic strategies. 

RVSP for info session on October 22, 5–6:30 PM
RVSP for info session on November 20, 5–6:30 PM

Introducing Members-Only Wednesday Evenings—Starting November 19!

Become a member today and instantly become a part of the Studio Museum community! Members are integral to the life of the Studio Museum. Gain first-hand access and insight into new directions and historical issues in the contemporary art world.
In appreciation of their support, all Members receive the following:
  • Unlimited general admission to the Studio Museum
  • Invitations to exhibition openings
  • Free or discounted tickets to education and public programs
  • One-year subscription to Studio magazine
  • Annual recognition in Studio magazine
  • Discounts in the Museum Store, and at various local businesses
  • Starting November 19th! Members-Only Wednesday evenings

Things We Love This Week
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.

Images (top to bottom):

Photo of Naomi Beckwith: Courtesy of Nathan Keay; Photo of Tim Griffin: Courtesy of Tim Griffin; Photo of Naima J. Keith: Courtesy of Naima J. Keith; Beverly Buchanan, Ruins and Rituals (detail), 1979, Silver gelatin print, Photograph by Martin Kane. Collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem; Charles Gaines Motion: Trisha Brown Dance, Set #11, 1980–81, ink on Strathmore paper. Collection of Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson, Los Angeles; Photo of Clifford Owens: Courtesy of the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Charles Gaines, Faces, Set #10: Terry Allen (1978), Photograph, ink on paper, Three parts: 23 × 19 in. each (framed); 23 × 57 in. (framed), Collection of Barbara Gaines.
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