Location: 144 W. 125th St., New York
The Studio Museum in Harlem offers a range of educational experiences. Through the Department of Education and Public Programs, programmatic experiences are developed to engage a diverse cross section of artists of various disciplines, including writers, scholars, musicians and critics who share their perspectives on contemporary subjects.
Public programs are presented in conjunction with exhibitions on view and in tandem with various cultural conversations that address concerns and ideas relevant to art and artists of African descent.
Books & Authors
Be sure to arrive early for this already legendary program featuring some of today‘s most compelling authors. Packed to capacity, Books & Authors is designed to introduce works by literary masters, established living authors, as well as emerging writers. This program also features new titles that explore black culture locally, nationally, and internationally. Sometimes it‘s a performance and other times it‘s a straight reading but there is always a discussion filled with rich, diverse perspectives. Each program is followed by a book signing.
Have you ever heard of the Hoofer‘s Club? From the 1920s through the 1940s, Harlem‘s Comedy Club on 131st,owned by Lonnie Hicks, was the home for the legendary Hoofer‘s Club. The back room was a site for learning listening and creativity for those interested in tap dance. Bill Bojangles Robinson, King Rastus Brown, John Bubbles, Charles Honi Coles and many more crossed the threshold of this intimate room. In honor of this important aspect of Harlem‘s history, SMH is a new home for hoofers! Tap dancers -elders and young people alike -are invited to take the floor at these quarterly jam sessions!
Poetry @ SMH
Don‘t miss these evenings of poetry and prose as Cave Canem poets share work thematically related to the ideas and issues presented in our Spring 2004 exhibitions.