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The Studio Museum in Harlem

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Address: 144 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4423
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Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of...

Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of African-American artists.

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Marvelous small museum

The Studio Museum in Harlem delights in destroying stereotypes. The current exhibit called "Black Cowboys" did that for me. I was astonished to learn that 25% of the cowboys in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Studio Museum in Harlem delights in destroying stereotypes. The current exhibit called "Black Cowboys" did that for me. I was astonished to learn that 25% of the cowboys in the West after the Civil War were black, part of the great majority of cowboys that came from the South after that war. The photos were collected and arranged by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The Studio Museum was open to the public on Martin Luther King Day. The museum is a collective of contemporary art and political statements. The intimate space host a collection black artwork. If you're in Harlem be sure to check it out. Spend 30 minutes to an hour going through the exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This spot is a great place to see a different side of Manhattan (north of Central Park). Located in a quickly changing portion of Harlem, you could do a walk through, not read anything on the walls, and be done in 45 minutes. Or you could take close to 2 hours to really immerse and LEARN -- which is super... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Small art museum that highlights the culture, history, and struggles of African-Americans. Loved the beautiful paintings and black-and-white photographs. Free admission every Sunday.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It's FREE on Sunday, thanks to Target store! Just saw the Black Cowboy exhibit. It alone was worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I loved the Alma Thomas show. This museum is just the right size if you want to see incredible art without being overwhelmed. The gift shop is a must-stop if you want great gifts for yourself or friends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is a little gem to be found in the heart of Harlem. They have changing exhibitions and a (rather small) permanent collection. It's small but well-selected. A great advantage of this museum is that it is not crowded like many other NYC art museums (so you can really enjoy the art) and has long opening hours (on some... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Maybe I had high expectations about this museum so I felt so down when I visited. I was expecting something that would represent the history of art or just art in the black community or even Harlem but nope. It is very small and it is something that a neighborhood would put together. It does not have the level a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I visited this museum with a friend during a quick trip to NYC. It was well worth the visit! Recommended for art lovers!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The painter Alma Thomas left a legacy of stunningly uplifting art, which celebrates observation, interpretation and, quite simply, happiness. Not to be missed!!!!!!!!!!!! Note, admission is free on Sundays. A HUGE congratulations to this museum for recognizing and presenting the work of this gifted artist.

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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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