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Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

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Elizabeth Catlett-Mora

Separation, 1954

Linocut, 4 11/16 x 5 5/8 in.

Gift of the artist  72.9.5
 

Noah Davis

The Gardener, 2009

Oil on canvas, 48 1/2 x 48 1/2 in.

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee

09.10.1

Barkley L. Hendricks 

Self Portrait in Three Colors, 1979

Colored ink on paper

Gift of the artist

83.10

Beauford Delaney

Portrait of a Young Musician, n.d.

Acrylic on canvas, 51 x 38 in.

Gift of Ms. Ogust Delaney Stewart, Knoxville, TN

04.2.27

Lois Mailou Jones

Untitled (Landscape, France), 1951

Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 32 in.

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph French

79.4

Mickalene Thomas

Panthera, 2002

Rhinestones on acrylic birch panel, 48 x 72 in.

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee

03.10.9

Norman Lewis

Bonfire, 1962

Oil on canvas, 64 x 49 7/8 in.

Gift of the Estate of Norman Lewis

81.1.2

Romare Bearden 

The Farmer, 1968

Mixed media collage on masonite, 39 1/2 x 29 3/4 in.

Museum purchase and a gift from E. Thomas Williams and Audlyn Higgins Williams

97.9.12

Laylah Ali

Untitled, 2004

Gouache on paper, 10 3/8 x 3/8 in.

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee

05.3.2

Charles Alston 

Blue Landscape, c. 1960

Watercolor on paper, 14 x 19 in.

Museum purchase

97.9.2

Julie Mehretu

Entropia (review), 2004

Silkscreen and lithography on Arches 88, 33 1/4 x 43 1/2 in.

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee

04.6.15

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Elizabeth Catlett-Mora

Separation, 1954

Linocut, 4 11/16 x 5 5/8 in.

Gift of the artist  72.9.5
 

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Noah Davis

The Gardener, 2009

Oil on canvas, 48 1/2 x 48 1/2 in.

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee

09.10.1

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Barkley L. Hendricks 

Self Portrait in Three Colors, 1979

Colored ink on paper

Gift of the artist

83.10

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Beauford Delaney

Portrait of a Young Musician, n.d.

Acrylic on canvas, 51 x 38 in.

Gift of Ms. Ogust Delaney Stewart, Knoxville, TN

04.2.27

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Lois Mailou Jones

Untitled (Landscape, France), 1951

Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 32 in.

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph French

79.4

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Mickalene Thomas

Panthera, 2002

Rhinestones on acrylic birch panel, 48 x 72 in.

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee

03.10.9

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Norman Lewis

Bonfire, 1962

Oil on canvas, 64 x 49 7/8 in.

Gift of the Estate of Norman Lewis

81.1.2

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Romare Bearden 

The Farmer, 1968

Mixed media collage on masonite, 39 1/2 x 29 3/4 in.

Museum purchase and a gift from E. Thomas Williams and Audlyn Higgins Williams

97.9.12

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Laylah Ali

Untitled, 2004

Gouache on paper, 10 3/8 x 3/8 in.

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee

05.3.2

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Charles Alston 

Blue Landscape, c. 1960

Watercolor on paper, 14 x 19 in.

Museum purchase

97.9.2

Reflections on the Permanent Collection

Julie Mehretu

Entropia (review), 2004

Silkscreen and lithography on Arches 88, 33 1/4 x 43 1/2 in.

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee

04.6.15

Apr 1Jun 27, 2010

Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection offers a series of meditations on artworks entrusted to The Studio Museum in Harlem. Envisioned as eight exhibitions within an exhibition and featuring approximately 100 works that span the mid-century to today, Reflections investigates shared thematic concerns between the works on view. These include media and materials; traditional art historical genres like portraiture and landscape; and cultural notions of history and memory. The distinct viewpoints of the exhibition’s sections aim to provide fresh modes of visual reflection by reinterpreting, reexamining and resituating these pieces into critical conversation with one another. Reflections is the second in the “Collected” exhibition series, continuing the exploration begun in Collected. Propositions on the Permanent Collection (Spring 2009). The first installment focused on the collecting methodology of the Museum on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary.

The works on display embody the Studio Museum’s mission and programming, presenting historically significant work by artists of African descent, and art inspired by Black culture locally, nationally and internationally. They also evidence the Museum’s ongoing collecting processes, incorporating pieces acquired from former artists in residence, artists featured in past exhibitions, as well as gifts and works acquired through the Acquisitions Committee. Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection was organized by the curatorial team of Thelma Golden, Naomi Beckwith, Lauren Haynes, Thomas J. Lax, Tasha Parker and Abbe Schriber. Reflections offers innovative ways to see the Museum’s collection in the present moment, and allows an opportunity to contemplate the rich, expansive range of ideas linking artists throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Below, hear a selection of scholars, museum staff and curators, as well as some of the artists included in Collected. Reflections speak about works in the exhibition.

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