Ralph Lemon in conversation with Tim Griffin and last chance for spring exhibitions!

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The Studio Museum in Harlem Events
Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27

We are thrilled to announce a few of our exciting upcoming events this week including The Artist’s Voice featuring Ralph Lemon in conversation with Tim Griffin and our Target Free Sunday programming highlighting our exhibitions.

Also, Sunday, May 27 will be your last chance to view our spring exhibitions! Don’t miss it!

Be sure to check out our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Artist’s Voice: Ralph Lemon in conversation with
Tim Griffin | 7:00 PM
Adult Programs

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Ralph Lemon, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy the artist.

The Artist’s Voice: Ralph Lemon in Conversation with Tim Griffin is organized on the occasion of Lemon’s exhibition at the Studio Museum, 1856 Cessna Road. The program will feature a performance of “Sunshine Room,” the first section of his last stage work, How Can You Stay In The House All Day And Not Go Anywhere?, and culminate in a conversation between Lemon and Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Kitchen.

This program is free with museum admission. RSVPs are required. RSVP at EventsRSVP@studiomuseum.org. Seating is limited. Studio Museum members receive priority seating, subject to availability.

The Artist’s Voice is made possible, in part, by MetLife Foundation and an endowment established by the Ron Carter Family in memory of Studio Museum in Harlem Trustee, Janet Carter.

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The Studio Museum in Harlem is a Blue Star Museum!

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The Studio Museum in Harlem is proud to participate in the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. Click here to view full press release.

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Bullseye.jpegTarget Free Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gallery Tour: Shift: Projects | Perspectives | Directions | 1:00 PM
Kids & Family Programs

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Jennie C. Jones, Song Containers, 2011. Courtesy the artist

Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Shift: Projects | Perspectives | Directions led by a knowledgeable Museum educator. Shift includes focused presentations of work by Nayland Blake, Jennie C. Jones, Lorraine O’Grady, John Outterbridge and Jacolby Satterwhite, as well as a new iteration of The Bearden Project and Highlights from the Permanent Collection. The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome! Click here to RSVP.

Hands On: Art & Movement | 2:00 PM
Kids & Family Programs

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[R-L]: Jennie C. Jones, Shhh #6, 2010; Shhh #7, 2011; Shhh #8, 2011. Courtesy the artist.

Take a look at artist Jenny C. Jones’ artwork currently on view in Shift: Projects/ Perspectives/Directions. Join us for a hands-on workshop where we will examine movement through the use of music and line. Click here to RSVP.

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Spring Shows Close May 27, 2012!

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Nina Chanel Abney, First & Last, 2012. Courtesy the artist

There’s still time to check out our Spring exhibition projects, featuring Shift: Projects | Perspectives | Directions, Ralph Lemon: 1856 Cessna Road and Harlem Postcards, closing May 27, 2012. Shift: Projects | Perspectives | Directions includes seven discrete installations of new and historical work, ranging from iconic mid-century work by Romare Bearden and Norman Lewis to brand new work created to celebrate the centennial of Bearden’s birth. Ralph Lemon: 1856 Cessna Road documents an artistic collaboration between movement artist Ralph Lemon and Walter Carter, the oldest man in Little Yazoo, Mississippi, while the latest installment of Harlem Postcards offers new perspectives on the iconic neighborhood. These exhibitions will be on view through May 27, 2012, along with the continuing exhibitions Kira Lynn Harris: The Block | Bellona and Who, What, Wear: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Click here to learn more.

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