Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
The Studio Museum in HarlemThis picture was taken outside the Studio Museum in Harlem, where admission is free on Sundays. It showcases artists of African descent and, when I visited, I saw a great exhibit by Kira Lynn Harris. With the use of chalk she reimagined The Block (1971), Romare Bearden’s iconic, six-panel, eighteen-foot-long collage depicting life in Harlem. Each wall of the exhibit was painted black and depicted a panel of the original collage. Sitting on the bench placed in the center of the exhibition is a really great way to view the whole piece and go back to 1971 Harlem. The neighborhood still has an appealing old-school feel, with brownstones and tree-lined meridiens.