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The Black Joy Takeover Presented in Partnership with Harlem Stage Gatehouse

The Studio Museum in Harlem is proud to participate in The Black Joy Takeover, a collaborative project with Harlem Stage Gatehouse and Artistic Director Marc Bamuthi Joseph celebrating Juneteenth. Spanning the course of two days, each special project is designed to engage quintessential Harlem spaces and their communities through sound, art and performance. Drawing inspiration from Rashaad Newsome: THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE, the Studio Museum will host a series of informal art-making and movement workshops in its Courtyard. In conjunction with the lineup of performances across the street at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, visitors are invited to explore blackness, chaos and joy through drop-in vogue tutorials and frame-embellishment workshops using Newsome's opulent collages as inspiration.