AIR Open Studios is a unique opportunity for visitors to directly engage with the Museum’s resident artists at the beginning and midpoint of their tenure. In the Fall and Spring, the AIR open their studios to the public and are encouraged to discuss works in progress, sharing valuable insight into their inspirations, processes and techniques.
At the culmination of their residency, an exhibition of the artists’ work is presented in the Museum’s galleries, and each artist participates in an Artist’s Voiceprogram where they are invited to explore various aspects of their practice with a critical dialogue partner.
Additionally, each year the Studio Museum and WNYC present a collaboration between the station's street-level performance venue, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and the Museum's Artist-in-Residence program. Joining together visual arts and public radio programming, this partnership engages a broad cross-section of diverse audiences. The program kicks off at The Greene Space with a conversation between current Studio Museum artists in residence and alumni of the program, lending unique insight into the Museum's history. By partnering with The Greene Space, the Studio Museum deepens its commitment to supporting emerging artists and diversifying the platforms through which the public is invited to engage and gain greater insight to the seminal program that, in part, gives the Museum its name.
Artists on Artists
Artists on Artists invites contemporary artists to respond to specific works on view in the Studio Museum galleries with a focus on form and process. Through guided observation, visitors hear from artists working across a diversity of media as they reflect on impactful works, and explore their own connections to—and interpretations of—the exhibiting artist's practice and methods.
The Artist's Voice
The Artist’s Voice puts exhibiting Studio Museum artists in conversation with prominent voices from the field to explore the broader scope of the exhibition, discuss their influences, and demystify their creative process and unique approach to making work.
In Conversationbrings together a panel of experts from diverse fields to discuss contemporary art as it relates to other areas of cultural study. All Studio Museum talks and panels are followed by a moderated, public dialogue and Q&A segment.
inHarlem is a set of new initiatives designed to explore dynamic ways to work in the community and take the Studio Museum beyond its walls. inHarlem encompasses a wide range of artistic and programmatic ventures, from site-specific artists’ projects to collaborative presentations with civic and cultural partners in the Harlem neighborhood.
Each year, the Studio Museum strategically partners with select arts and culture organizations to co-present a public program or special project that empowers us to: program beyond the Museum's walls and meet new audiences where they are; barter cultural services with renowned cultural organizations whose expertise differs from our own; engage new voices in the conversations sparked through our programs and exhibitions; and provide evolving and innovative platforms for discussion, engagement and learning.
Studio Labis a testing ground for interdisciplinary practice that invites artists, scholars, students and museum professionals to critically engage in thematic, mini-residencies. This dynamic platform designed for ideas in formation encourages participation, experimentation, and open exchange in the sharing of best practices and ideas across disciplines and fields of cultural study.
Studio Salonis the Museum’s literary society that invites language lovers from all backgrounds to participate in a series of talks, book clubs and writing workshops inspired by our exhibitions. Exploring texts as important source materials for artists, this program unpacks the dynamic intersections of literature and contemporary art!
Studio Screenis the Studio Museum’s film club that presents exhibitions-related screenings and conversations that engage the complex intersections of film and contemporary art. From screenings curated by exhibiting artists, to artist talks on popular media as source material, Studio Screen illuminates the ways the moving image weaves throughout critical dialogues on black culture and contemporary art.
Studio Squared is a series of informal, art-making workshops at the Studio Musuem aimed at making a wide range of studio practices accessible to adult audiences. Each hands-on workshop is led by either an exhibiting artist or trained teaching artist, and explores a theme and creative process highlighted through our exhibitions. From figure drawing to abstract painting, and papermaking to collaging, these lively workshops inspire the maker in everyone!
Uptown Fridaysis a summer party series at the Studio Musuem that celebrates the sights and sounds of summer, transforming our courtyard and galleries into a vibrant social hub, featuring food and drink specials, free guided tours of our exhibitions, and live entertainment!