Friday, June 28, 2013

Fw: National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars Play Gordon Parks + Spring 2013 exhibitions closing this weekend!

Spring 2013 exhibitions and projects on view through June 30, 2013
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Studio Museum | E-Newsletter | June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013, 7PM 

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars Play Gordon Parks, led by Harlem Resident Jason Marshall

Join the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars, led by long time Harlemite Jason Marshall, for an exciting, interactive concert as they perform to a selection of photographs from the exhibition Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967. Come see if you can identify the sound of a sleeping child, a busy Harlem street corner, a family at their kitchen table and more!

We would like to offer you LAST CHANCE discounted tickets for The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars, led by Harlem resident Jason Marshall.

Please visit our page on Brown Paper Tickets to reserve your $10 tickets; use promotional code 50OFFNJMH where prompted (case sensitive).

This offer is valid through 5:00 PM (EST), Friday, June 28, 2013. 

Last Chance to see Spring 2013 Exhibitions, closing this Sunday!

This is your last weekend to see David Hartt: Stray LightFred Wilson: Local ColorGordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967,  Assembly Required: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Brothers and SistersAyé A. Aton: Space-Time ContinuumMendi + Keith Obadike: American Cypher, and Harlem Postcards Spring 2013

Also, enjoy two family-friendly activities related to the Spring 2013 exhibitions this Sunday! Sundays are always free at the Studio Museum, thanks to Target!

1pm: Gallery Tour: Houston Conwill: The Joyful Mysteries (1984–2034 A.D.) and Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family, 1967
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Houston Conwill: The Joyful Mysteries (1984-2034 A.D.) and Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 with a knowledgeable museum educator. RSVP here.

2pm: Hands On: Create a Time Capsule
Take a look at The Joyful Mysteries, an installation of seven bronze time capsules created in 1984 by Houston Conwill (b. 1947) that contain confidential testaments by seven distinguished black Americans. Then, join us in the workshop to decorate your own time capsule that you can fill with things that are important to you. RSVP here.

David Hartt: Stray Light was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where it was curated by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator. Support for this exhibition is generously provided by the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Family Foundation. The presentation at The Studio Museum in Harlem was organized by Thomas J. Lax, Assistant Curator.
Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 is supported by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, with additional support from the New York Council on the Humanities. 

Left: Gordon ParksUntitled (Harlem, New York, 1967), 1967. Copyright and Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation / Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 (installation view). Photo: Adam Reich  

Right: William Pope.L,Green People are Hope Without Reason, 2004. Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Barbara Karp Shuster, New York  05.4.1 / Ugo Rondinone, Wish You Were Here, 2013. Courtesy the artist / Ibrahim El-Salahi, Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams, 1961–5. Copyright Ibrahim El-Salahi and Courtesy Tate / Alex Da CorteCrossover Cameo, 2013. From Harlem Postcards Spring 2013. Courtesy the artist.

Things we love this week

DKBWAVE Training & Consulting workshops

Ellen Gallagher: Don't Axe Me at the New Museum

Agnes Gund's "Creativity Every Single Day" post for the Huffington Post

Narcissister's upcoming performance at the opening party for Dirty Looks: On Location 2013 

Performances by Kemang Wa Lehulere at the New Museum

Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist at Tate Modern
This year, The Studio Museum in Harlem is a Blue Star Museum, offering complimentary admission to active duty military personnel (including National Guard and Reserve) and up to five family members now through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. 

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. 

To find out which other institutions are participating in this initiative, click here.

Upcoming at the Studio Museum

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

11am: Lil'Studio! Postcard Mobiles
How do you capture a community on a card? The Harlem Postcards project, now in its 10th year, commissions artists to photograph Harlem, and turns their unique depictions of the neighborhood into free, limited-edition postcards. Participants will choose from a wide selection of Harlem Postcards to create a sculptural mobile. RSVP here.

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