Studio Museum in Harlem Offers ‘Last Look’ Before Making Way for New Building

Culture Type, January 12, 2018

"An era in art history is coming to an end in order to make way for the future. The Studio Museum in Harlem is closing for three years while a new building designed by architect David Adjaye is built at its current West 125th Street location. The groundbreaking is set for this fall and the museum’s new home is expect to be unveiled in 2021.

The last day to visit the museum is Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. During construction of the new 82,000 square foot, $175 million building, the Studio Museum’s curatorial offices and artist-in-residence studios will be a few blocks away on West 1257th Street. Exhibitions and activities will continue, hosted at partner sites and satellite locations in the interim period.

To mark the transition and celebrate its new chapter, the Studio Museum is offering visitors a last look at the final exhibition season during Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. From Jan. 12-15 is the last opportunity to view exhibitions and participate in programs in the museum’s existing space. “Fictions,” a group exhibition featuring emerging artists; “We Go as They: Artists in Residence 2016–17,” presenting works by Autumn Knight, Julia Phillips, and Andy Robert; and “Their Own Harlems,” marking the centennial of Jacob Lawrence, are currently on view."

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