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.
The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 announced yesterday an exciting multi-year partnership building on the institutions’ existing affiliations and shared values.
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. The exhibition will feature new work by Allison Janae Hamilton , Tschabalala Self , and Sable Elyse Smith . 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. 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.
Opening June 9, 2019, at MoMA PS1, 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 in Harlem) with Josephine Graf, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1, and will be on view in MoMA PS1’s second floor Projects galleries through September 8, 2019.
In addition, MoMA and the Studio Museum are embarking on a collaborative exhibition series – Studio Museum at MoMA – The Elaine Dannheisser Project Series. When MoMA reopens, Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden will curate the first exhibition in this new series , opening on 21st October and featuring the work of Kenyan-born, London-based painter Michael Armitage.
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.