Studio Museum in Harlem

Museum in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

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This small cultural gem has been exhibiting the works of African American artists for more than four decades. While its rotating exhibition program is always fascinating, the museum is not just another art display center. It is an important point of connection for Harlem cultural figures of all stripes, who arrive to check out exhibitions as well as film screenings and gallery talks. The museum closed in January 2018 for extensive renovations and is expected to reopen in 2021.