Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem

Hi everybody,
I recently had the opportunity to visit the Gibbes museum of art in Charleston, SC. The museum is curating an exhibition named “Black refractions: Highlights from the studio museum in Harlem”.
The museum in Harlem opened in 1968 a year that saw the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert F Kennedy and demonstrations against the Vietnam War. The studio museum in Harlem celebrates artists of African descent from across the globe. Originally conceived as a non-collecting institution the Museum houses more than 2500 artworks from 700 artist.
Even though the exhibition is a sample from the museum in Harlem I found the exhibition to be quite powerful. Some of the items on display are below. Hope you have a chance to visit this exhibition.
See you soon
(All images are copyrighted by respected owners.)
Lawdy Mama 1969
By Barkley L Hendricks (b 1945, Philadelphia, PA; d. 2017, New London, CT)
Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas

Ivan 2013
By Jennifer Packer (b 1984, Philadelphia, PA; lives and works in NY City)
Oil on Canvas

Untitled (Face #155 Lyle) 2000
Untitled (Back #155 Lyle) 2000
By Lyle Ashton Harris ( b. 1965 NY City, lives and works in NY City)

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