Bodyscapes at Mechanical Hall Gallery, University Museums, University of Delaware
Bodyscapes will be on view through July 15, 2011 at the Mechanical Hall Gallery, University Museums, University of Delaware
Curated by University of Delaware art history doctoral candidates, this expansive exhibition features artwork by David Driskell, Robin Holder, P.H. Polk, Alison Saar, and Carrie Mae Weems among others.
TV Land Special | Sunday February 27th at 8 pm ET/PT
Forty-one years after their first exhibition at the Studio Museum, AfriCOBRA still brims with ‘expressive awesomeness’!
AfriCOBRA: Art for the People is a fast paced documentary despite the group’s (generally) geriatric status. Dynamic cinematography, ‘real talk’ and AfriCOBRA’s signature ‘Koolaid Colors’ keep things fresh while bringing the group's canvases to life on screen. AfriCOBRA artists or ‘image makers’ describe the jazzy, polyrhythmic movement in their work as ’visual music’, a synesthetic idea not far from Kandinsky’s theories on sound and color.
at the Krannert Art Museum
Check out iona rozeal brown’s solo exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum, on view through May 15, 2011. Brown’s paintings focus on the relationship between African American hip-hop culture and contemporary Japanese society. Brown was one of the featured artists in Black Belt (2003), a group exhibition here at the Studio Museum and has a few paintings in our permanent collection.
Selected Works from The Studio Museum in Harlem
Carrie Mae Weems: Untitled (Black Love)
by Xaviera Simmons
Is it possible to locate the interior language of these longings? Are the locations of desire found in the waiting, the reunion or the exact moments before the embrace? What are the minute details found in memories and where are the specific locations in the body that hold the space of waiting? The memory of time always bonds as this triptych rests on time as a cycle of moments of wait, of steps to come and of embraces desired, willed to and longed for.
Stargazers at The Bronx Museum
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists will be on view through May 29 at The Bronx Museum
Installation view includes the following works:
Sanford Biggers, Afropick, 2005; Elizabeth Catlett, Homage to the Panthers,1970; Elizabeth Catlett, Reclining Woman (Mujer Reclinada), 2006; Lalla Essaydi, Idle Afternoon #2, 2008.
Henry Ossawa Tanner at The Des Moines Art Center
Henry Ossawa Tanner and his Contemporaries will be on view through February 27 at The Des Moines Art Center.
Public Art by Elizabeth Catlett
I recently got an invitation that featured a striking image of Elizabeth Catlett’s Invisible Man (2003), a public sculpture in Riverside Park. I am embarrassed to say that I did not know that this monumental (15 feet tall!) work by an artist whose work I love is installed less than two miles away. I can’t wait to walk over and check it out…maybe when it stops snowing.
Gifts from the Museum Store
Need to do some last minute holiday shopping? Head Uptown to the Studio Museum Store to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!
Browse through an exciting array of Studio Museum products and publications, including our special-edition Umbrella created exclusively by former Artist-in-Residence, Wardell Milan, as well as our Children's Coloring Book featuring the drawings of Studio Museum artists.
We carry the unique house wares of Harlem designer, Sheila Bridges. And we have a fun and whimsical assortment of unique and affordable gift items - from charm bracelets to gear clocks to colorful knit hats- that you'll only find at our Museum Store.
Happy Holidays and happy shopping!
Exhibition and Benefit for the Lambi Fund of Haiti
Months after the earthquake that shook Haiti leaving its capitol city in shambles, and now giving way to an outburst of cholera, we published in Studio magazine a section dedicated to the country and its recent misfortune. Alongside an excerpt from acclaimed Haitian author Dany Laferriere and a photo essay documenting the artisan community of Croix-des-Bouquets, Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich contributed images and a reflective essay centering on the country’s diaspora, both here in New York and in Miami’s Haitian enclave, Little Haiti.
Thelma Golden on blogging and Jason Moran
- Album: Artist in Residence
- Track: Break Down 3:17
I am not on Facebook. I don’t Tweet.* In fact, my lack of presence in the cyber world is so striking that it might be perceived that—as a curator—I privilege the real experience. While I don’t think I will ever get over the profound experience of being in the physical presence of a work of art, I welcome the occasion of our beautiful, newly redesigned website to share some of my ideas about art and inspiration with our online audience.