at Lumen Gallery, NYC
April 23, 2012 marked Arts & Minds’ first-ever exhibition opening at Lumen Gallery in New York City, celebrating the artwork created by the program’s participants at The Studio Museum in Harlem over the course of the year.
In the Fall of 2011, program participants dove deep into collage, inspired by the Studio Museum's Fall exhibition, The Bearden Project. Watercolors, newspaper, and even natural materials such as eucalyptus and twigs were used to interpret the participant’s own creative responses to various works from The Bearden Project. The evolution of the participants' technique and ability was clearly visible that night, and the framed artworks were proof of how powerful art can be as a therapeutic tool. Meanwhile, the artists behind the artwork glowed with pride.
The Board of Trustees and staff of The Studio Museum in Harlem salute the life and legacy of Elizabeth Catlett, one of the most exceptional artists of our time. Her incomparable commitment to art, education and activism will influence and inspire generations to come, and she will be deeply missed. Our sincere condolences to her family.
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On March 28, guests were invited to preview the Spring 2012 Exhibitions and Projects: Shift: Projects | Perspectives | Directions; Ralph Lemon: 1856 Cessna Road; and Harlem Postcards. Highlights include work by artists Nayland Blake, Jennie C. Jones, Lorraine O’Grady, John Outterbridge and Jacolby Satterwhite, as well as recent contributions to The Bearden Project. A wonderful and refreshing preview to kick off the Spring season!
The public response to the Kehinde Wiley show at the Jewish Museum, The World Stage: Israel has sparked interest in his earlier body of works, which is fantastic! We are always excited to see interviews and footage resurface so we can reflect on an artist's work.
Kira Lynn Harris's The Block | Bellona is one of those works of art you can look at again and again and always see something new. Inspired by another of my favorite blocks, I decided to enumerate a few of these things! In The Block | Bellona you'll find:
- 68 windows (but only 5 shades!)
- 11 doors
- 5 angels
- 5 cars
- 3 birds
- 2 cats
- 1 fence
- 1 TV
- 1 light bulb
(I didn't count the bricks!)
Jennie C. Jones Installation [Photos]
The installation for Spring 2012 shows continue! Enjoy more exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos documenting Friday's installation of Jennie C. Jones' site specific artwork, Objects.
Spring exhibitions and projects open Thursday, March 29. Click here for more info.
John Outterbridge Installation [Photos]
The Studio Museum gears up for Spring exhibitions and projects opening next Thursday, March 29. Enjoy these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos documenting John Outterbridge, installing his site specific artwork, The Rag Factory.
Portraiture Then and Now 2001-2012
Our Communications Office is populated with many, many publications: archive issues of Studio, press clippings, newspapers, magazines, press releases...but our favorite publications often come in colorful, lavish packaging with pages so captivating we are always eager to discuss. The books featuring our artists always grab our attention, and the new profile of Kehinde Wiley (2012), which will be published later this spring, is no exception. We are pleased to share a preview of the newest book about Wiley’s extraordinary portraiture, which he commenced in 2001 while in residence at our Museum, and the World Stage series, which brought him acclaim.