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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.

A Master's Tools, 2022Cast insulation foam, aquaresin, resin, soil, glue, wood, enamel paint, oil paint, ceramic plates, forks, various hardware35 x 28 x 37 in.Studio Museum in Harlem; gift of Burton Aaron2023.22.2