Thursday, December 11, 2014

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The Studio Museum in Harlem Newsletter | December 11, 2014
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Inspired by the fantastic works on view for the fall/winter exhibition season?
Follow us on Instagram as we highlight the work of artists from #SpeakingofPeople and our #WomanTribute
artists in celebration of Kianja Strobert: Of This Day in Time
November/December Program Highlights

Help us celebrate International Human Rights Day tonight from 7–9 PM with a special workshop called Studio Squared: Portraiture and the Black, Male BodyThe program will begin with a brief tour of Titus Kaphar: The Jerome Project, followed by a figure drawing class lead by teaching artist Mario Moore. Embracing new trends in portraiture and confronting the pervasive lack of African-American figure models in the classroom environment, this workshop celebrates the black, male body!

Don't have the time to visit our galleries during the busy week? Join us for FREE on Target Free Sundays! Here are some upcoming events for the whole family:

Gallery Tour: Titus Kaphar: The Jerome Project
December 14, 1–2 PM

Hands On: Collage Portraits
December 14. 2–4 PM

Gallery Tour: Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art
December 21, 1–2 PM

Hands On: Ebony/Jet Decoupage
December 21, 2–4 PM
Museum Highlights and A Look Ahead
It's officially the holiday season and the Studio Museum Store has got you covered! Stop by and ask our fabulous staff for gift ideas for your family and friends! Also, don't forget about our annual Trunk Show Series, featuring crocheted pieces with a "funk aesthetic" by Xenobia Bailey!

A store favorite this season is the MZ Wallace x Glenn Ligon metro tote! Showcasing an iconic work of art by artist Glenn Ligion and 100% of proceeds directly supporting Education programs at the Studio Museum, this limited edition tote seamlessly merges fashion, art and philanthropy! Give the gift that gives back this holiday season! Shop in our Museum Store or online at before they run out!
With your purchase of an MZ Wallace x Glenn Ligon tote, our youth and teen education programs can continue to thrive! A new initiative we are proud to launch is Middle School Mondays, which provides educational gallery tours at no cost for public middle school student groups throughout the 2014-15 academic year! To schedule a tour, please contact the Education department at 212-864-4500 x258, or

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Things We Love This Week
  • We are so excited for Ava DuVernay, the director of the highly anticipated film, Selma, who has just been nominated for a Golden Globe! Watch the new trailer for the upcoming movie starring David Oyelowo and produced by Oprah Winfrey. Selma hits limited theaters on Christmas Day and everywhere on January 9! Use the hashtag #MarchOn to join the conversation online.
  • The highly anticipated inaugural Harlem EatUp! is still a few months away and we are thrilled to be a part of it! They’re already building excitement by giving away signed copies of four Marcus Samuelsson cookbooks to one lucky fan: New American Table, The Soul of a New Cuisine, Yes, Chef and the just-released Marcus Off Duty! Just join their mailing list to enter to win!

Images (top to bottom):

Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem, November 13, 2014–March 8, 2015. Photo: Adam Reich; Titus Kaphar, Jerome I, 2014. Oil, gold leaf and tar on wood panel, 7 × 10 ½ in. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. ©Titus Kaphar; Lorna Simpson, â€œRiunite & Ice” Collage #6, 2014. Collage and ink on paper, 30 × 22 in. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York; Promotional image of Selma
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