The Studio Museum in Harlem has announced the creation of The Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fund. Made possible by a three-year, $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mellon Curatorial Fund will support the Museum’s landmark curatorial program. Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden says, “This grant represents an exciting new chapter at the Museum, a profound investment that will stoke the framework of our entire institutional structure.
Thelma Golden has been at the Studio Museum in Harlem since the turn of the millenium, first as the deputy director for exhibits and programs, and, since 2005, as the museum’s director and chief curator. Continue reading
A star-studded crowd of 1400 attended the first UNCF “A Mind Is” Gala, last week with Grammy Award-winning artist/producer, Pharrell Williams, Thelma Golden, Executive Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, paying tribute to the motto’s originator, Vernon Jordan, who headed UNCF when the motto was created (pictured) … Continue reading
We love this work by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye who is a British painter having her first solo museum exhibition. She was recently included in the Studio Museum’s exhibition Flow (2008)—reinvents portraiture as a conceptual endeavor, depicting fictional, timeless characters. Continue reading
Designer Tracy Reese spent the past week showing her pre-spring collections, which means ordering in a lot of delivery lunches. Dinners are another matter — especially when it’s a dinner prepared by Marcus Samuelsson to preview menu items for his forthcoming Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster
. “That was the second [Red Rooster] event I’ve been to,” she says, and she’s a fan: “By the time it opens, we’re all going to be camped out outside.” See what else Reese ate in this week’s New York Diet. Continue reading
TWO months ago, a dozen teenage girls with no formal photography experience were given professional cameras and told to document their world growing up in New York City. Right away, the results were startling. Continue reading
Art and Culture are at the core of Harlem’s mystique and legacy, and they are the key to Harlem’s future.
Harlem Arts Advocacy Week
helps to build awareness of the value of the arts in our community and bridges the gap between the arts and business sectors.
Monday, October 5, Advocacy Week
Kicks-Off 9am @ Riverside Theatre
Special Advocacy Symposium featuring:
Welcome by Councilwoman Inez E. Dickens
- Address by Artist/Activist Sonia Sanchez
- Remarks by Heather Hitchens, Executive Director, New York State Council on the Arts
- Arts Advocacy Week Opening Reception at 6pm at the Heather Hitchens at 343 Malcolm X Blvd.
Artist Kehinde Wiley, left, and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem Thelma Golden attend the 2008 National Arts Awards presented by Americans For The Arts at Cipriani’s 42nd St. on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 in New York.
(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)