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The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection represents more than 700 artists, spans 200 years of history, and includes nearly 9,000 works of art. We are thrilled to be in the early stages of a long-term project to share our collection online and prompt a new era of exploration and presentation.

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection is a record of the growth of the institution and its activities, and includes nearly 9,000 works of art, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, watercolors, photographs, videos and mixed-media installations.

The web-based thematic series Collection in Context provides fresh perspectives on artworks in the Studio Museum’s permanent collection. Members of the Museum’s curatorial department draw out themes found within a diverse range of works, providing new ways of looking at Black artistic production since the early nineteenth century.

Dismembered, Unburied, Remember?Woven tapestry, crochet, found fabrics (second-hand clothes and blankets sourced in North Carolina), digital print on velvet (archival photo)97 x 86 in. (246.4 x 218.4 cm)The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee2022.24