Thursday, March 8, 2012|7:00–9:00 PM The Artist's Voice: Jack Whitten in Conversation with Naima J. Keith
Jack Whitten, Spiral, 1988. Courtesy the artist. Please join us for The Artist's Voice featuring Jack Whitten in conversation with Assistant Curator Naima J. Keith. New York-based artist Jack Whitten's (b. 1939) earliest experiments with painting date back to the 1960s, a period during which he created dynamic works inspired by abstract expressionism. Noted for their raucous colors and density of gesture combined with topical content, these artworks manifest emotionally complex meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.
This program is free with museum admission. RSVPs are required. Seating is limited. Studio Museum members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Click here to RSVP.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012| 2:00 PM Arts & Minds Adult Programs
Arts & Minds brings adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art. Join us for a lively discussion of the current exhibitions during a guided tour and art-making workshop. Through gallery discussions and hands-on art activities, Arts & Minds opens a window to creativity and well-being.
Gallery Tour: The Bearden Project | 1:00 PM Kids & Family Programs
The Bearden Project (installation view), 2011. Photo: Adam Reich.
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of The Bearden Project led by a knowledgeable Museum educator. The Bearden Project brings together new work by contemporary artists who have all been influenced by twentieth century master, Romare Bearden. The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families, and kids of all ages are welcome! RSVPs are required. Click here to RSVP.
Hands On: Prevalence of Ritual Prints| 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Kids & Family Programs
Romare Bearden, In the Garden from the Prevalence of Ritual Suite,1974. Image courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Join us for an introductory workshop on print-making! Inspired by Romare Bearden's Prevalence of Ritual series, participants will create unique stamps to make a multicolored print using cardboard, foam, and ink.Click here to RSVP.
Receive 50% Off Amory Show Tickets with Exclusive Promo Code!
·Enter promotional code "AAW12" and you will receive a 50% discount when you purchase tickets on The Armory Show website. Note there are limited quantities so we encourage you to act quickly to take advantage of the discount.Click here to purchase tickets.
Special Museum Hours for Armory Event!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Galleries Open
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Galleries Open
2012-13 Artist-in-Residence Applications are now available!
Every year, the Museum offers an eleven-month studio residency for three local, national or international emerging artists working in any media. Each artist is granted a free non-living studio space and a stipend. Artists have 24-hour-access to the Museum's third-floor studios and are expected to work in the studio a minimum of twenty hours per week and participate in open studios and public programs. At the end of the residency, an exhibition of the artists' work is presented in the Museum's galleries.
Since 1968, the Studio Museum has earned recognition for its catalytic role in advancing the work of visual artists of African and Latino descent through its Artist-in-Residence program. The program has supported over ninety graduates who have gone on to highly regarded careers.