The Studio Museum, MoMA, and MoMA PS1 Announce Multi-Year Partnership
The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 announced today an exciting multi-year partnership building on the institutions’ existing affiliations and shared values. The wide-ranging collaboration encompasses exhibitions and programming at both The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 during the Studio Museum’s construction of a new facility on the site of their longtime home on West 125th Street.
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#CharlesWhite didn’t consider his hundreds of personal snapshots as part of his formal art practice, but some served as source material for his paintings. This photograph of a young woman playing a guitar in Washington Square Park provided a template for his painting “Gospel Singers” (SWIPE). Drips of red and green paint on the photograph and fingerprints on the back reveal White’s working process: as he painted, he actively referred to the image as a template for the physical features and posture of his subject. … Explore more of the artist’s snapshots from his time in New York in the 1940s and ‘50s, and get to know his community of artists and political progressives in the city: mo.ma/charleswhiteny … [Charles White. “Musician in Washington Square Park.” 1950s. Black-and-white photograph. Private collection. © The Charles White Archives/Digital image © 2018, MoMA, NY; Charles White. “Gospel Singers” (detail). 1951. Tempera on board. Private collection. © The Charles White Archives/ Photography by Brad Flowers.]
The first in this series of collaborative programs will be an exhibition of new work by the current participants in the Studio Museum’s signature Artist-in-Residence program. Opening June 9, 2019, at MoMA PS1, the exhibition will feature new work by Allison Janae Hamilton (b. 1984, Lexington, KY), Tschabalala Self (b. 1990, New York, NY), and Sable Elyse Smith (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA). Since May 2018, Hamilton, Self, and Smith have been working in studios at the temporary programming outpost Studio Museum 127, located at 429 West 127th Street. The exhibition is organized by Legacy Russell, the Studio Museum’s Associate Curator, Exhibitions, and Hallie Ringle, Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art (and former Assistant Curator at the Studio Museum) with Josephine Graf, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1, and will be on view in MoMA PS1’s second floor Projects galleries through September 8, 2019. This historic presentation marks the first time that the annual Artist-in-Residence exhibition will be presented outside the Studio Museum space since the Museum’s founding in 1968.
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Fifty years ago today, the Studio Museum opened its very first exhibition in a rented loft in Harlem. Now, on the occasion of the Studio Museum’s #50th anniversary, we are thrilled to honor our history by showcasing the pivotal moments that shape our past, present and, most importantly, our future. Follow along as we reflect on the achievements of our artists, amplify the voices of our visitors, dive into our archives, build engaged audiences through #inHarlem and look toward the next fifty years in our brand new home at 144 W. 125th Street. #StudioMuseum50Years
Organized by the Studio Museum in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden will curate the inaugural installation of Studio Museum at MoMA, The Elaine Dannheisser Project Series. The first exhibition in this new series will feature the work of Michael Armitage and open on October 21, 2019 in the new MoMA.
2019 also marks the third iteration of The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Museum of Modern Art’s joint fellowship for rising professionals in the arts. Participants in the competitive two-year fellowship spend one year at each museum, focusing on work in curatorial or programming areas. In addition, Fellows participate in professional development, engage in independent research, and work directly with artists to create compelling programs and exhibitions.