HW Pick: ‘Draped Down’ At Studio Museum In Harlem

draped down at studio museum in harlemIn 1942, cultural anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston listed the term “draped down” as one of several terms meaning “well-dressed” in a glossary of Harlem Renaissance -era slang. Continue Reading →

‘Digital Art Clips’ By The West Harlem Art Fund (video)

west harlem art fund project 2014 videoA still from the Digital Art Clips video by Ina Archer for the West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF) who partnered with the Studio Museum in Harlem and El Museo del Barrio. Continue Reading →

West Harlem #RockThoseReads Community Service Project

total equity logo On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the southeast corner of 125th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Total Equity Now (TEN) will once again engage an intergenerational team of volunteers in promoting reading as a key component of who we are and what we do here in Harlem. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man

Ralph_Ellison_from_wikimediaThe Studio Museum in Harlem and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are pleased to announce a major collaboration celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s greatest writers, Ralph Ellison. On Saturday, March 1, 2014—a century after Ellison’s birth in Oklahoma City—Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man will kick off a year of programs and initiatives celebrating the Ellison Centennial. Continue Reading →

George Franklin Mingo At Essie Green Galleries in Harlem

George Franklin MingoGeorge Mingo’s faux primitif compositions at first glance appear as plain, naive expression, found in children’s drawings. Continue Reading →

Holding Court At Studio Museum With Thelma Golden

Thelma-Golden-ED0310-Shortlist-Main-mdnThe Studio Museum in Harlem is thrilled to announce an exciting new event! We are inviting artists living or working in Harlem to join Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden to review their work and discuss their artistic endeavors. Continue Reading →

The Little Italy of East Harlem, 1890

“This (Italian) section of East Harlem was developed during the 1880s with the familiar New York brownstone residences and walk-up apartments,” states New York Then and Now. Continue Reading →