Jun 25, 2022
12th Avenue between West 135th St. and West 138th Streets
Studio Museum in Harlem is thrilled to participate in the Harlem Pride 2022 Festival! We invite the New York City community to join us in Pride Month celebrations. In addition to offering Studio Magazines and Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum artist educators Blake Paskal and Imani Parkinson will facilitate a drop-in art workshop for adults and children inspired by artwork from LGBTQIA+ artists of African descent. For more information, please visit Harlem Pride.
This event is free to attend. Register HERE.
Below are some of the Studio Museum’s past and present offerings in relationship to or collaboration with LGBTQIA+ artists, poets, and scholars.
(Never) As I Was marks the third year of the multiyear partnership between The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1, and features new work by the 2020–21 Artist-in-Residence cohort: Widline Cadet (b. 1992, Pétion-Ville, Haiti), Texas Isaiah (b. Brooklyn, NY), Genesis Jerez (b. 1993, Bronx, NY), and Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986, Columbia, South Carolina).
In the second year of a multi-part collaboration, The Studio Museum in Harlem will present its annual Artist-in-Residence exhibition at MoMA PS1. This Longing Vessel will feature new work by the 2019–20 cohort of the Studio Museum’s foundational residency program, artists E. Jane (b. 1990, Bethesda, MD), Naudline Pierre (b. 1989, Leominster, MA), and Elliot Reed (b. 1992, Milwaukee, WI). With practices spanning new media, performance, and painting, this collaborative exhibition enacts a radical intimacy—a vessel to hold and be held by. In longing, the works shown here find the intersection between queerness and blackness as a waypoint: one to yearn from, to reach toward, to leap beyond. This Longing Vessel troubles and excites ways of seeing, seeking new language for the building of extraordinary futures.
The Studio Museum in Harlem, in collaboration with The Kitchen, presents Sadie Barnette’s The New Eagle Creek Saloon, the first East Coast institutional presentation of the artist’s installation reimagining the first Black-owned gay bar in San Francisco. Established by the artist’s father, Rodney Barnette, founder of the Compton, CA, chapter of the Black Panther Party, The New Eagle Creek Saloon (operated by Barnette between 1990–1993) offered a safe space for the multiracial queer community who were marginalized in other social spaces throughout the city.
The Studio Museum in Harlem gratefully acknowledges the support of inHarlem donors including the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.; additional support is generously provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Council.