Who, What, Wear: Selections from the Permanent Collection looks at evolutions in style—self-expression, fashion, artistic technique and societal ideals of beauty—as seen through the Studio Museum’s permanent collection. While artists including James VanDerZee (1886–1983) and Dawoud Bey (b. 1953) evoke the Harlem community as an influential and iconic arbiter of style, this exhibition is national and international in scope, surveying artists and subjects from places as varied as West Africa, the Caribbean and the American South. Including both posed portraits and candid scenes, the works on view emphasize how individuals choose to present themselves, rather than how others have represented them historically.
Check out the Bearden Project
In honor of the centennial celebration of Romare Bearden‘s birth, the Studio Museum is inviting one hundred artists to create new works of art inspired, influenced, or informed by the life, work, and legacy of one of the most important artists of the twentieth Century. The Museum will share these works with the public through The Bearden Project, a dynamic exhibition initiative that will grow and change throughout the centennial year. Featured artists include Edgar Arceneaux, Mark Bradford, Sanford Biggers, Simone Leigh, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Dominique Moody, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Shinique Smith, Nari Ward, and many more.
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