The Studio Museum in Harlem, founded to champion, empower, and celebrate artists of African descent, has continued steadfastly in its mission for over fifty years. One of the Museum’s original initiatives, the Artist-in-Residence program has supported over one hundred artists early in their careers. The permanent collection, informally begun by artists who saw the critical need for institutional stewardship of their work, is now recognized as one of the most important public collections of works by Black artists.
Serving emerging artists of African and/or Afro-Latinx descent locally, nationally, and internationally.
Representing more than 700 artists, spanning 200 years of history, and including over 2,500 works of art.
Advancing artists of African descent and those whose work is inspired and influenced by Black culture.
Providing audiences fresh perspectives on works in the permanent collection through a series of thematic groupings celebrating the breadth and depth of the collection.