The Studio Museum in Harlem is a center for African and African-American contemporary art at Fifth Avenue and 125th Street in Upper Manhattan.
In addition to supporting black artists and providing a dynamic setting for the exchange of ideas about art and society, the Museum also maintains an archive of the history of Harlem. Supplemented by temporary exhibitions and events, a significant component of the Museum’s work is its residency program. Since it was founded in 1968, many now renowned artists took part in the program, including Chakaia Booker, David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. The Museum also publishes catalogues and runs a lively program of readings, performances, lectures, concerts, and discussions.
The Studio Museum in Harlem seeks to expand the personal, public, and academic understanding of modern and contemporary art and to broaden the scope of art historical discourse.