The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, recently announced a major exhibition series slated for the spring/summer season that’s being met with great anticipation. It’s titled “Regarding the Figure,” and we’ve got all the info you’ll need to decide which ones to see.
April 20 marks the beginning of a series (titled “Regarding the Figure”) of six exhibitions this spring and summer at New York’s The Studio Museum in Harlem that is sure to delight the discerning connoisseur. Three of the exhibitions highlight the ways in which figurative art can both reflect and address African-American history and culture. The first three exhibitions, titled “Rico Gatson: Icons 2007-2017,” “Jamel Shabazz: Crossing 125th,” and “Regarding the Figure” take compelling views on a few different themes.
“Regarding the Figure” will present more than a century of portraiture and figurative work drawn from the museum’s permanent holdings. The following shows showcase the works of Rico Gatson and Jamel Shabazz, exploring each artist’s unique creative vision as African-Americans, including images of African-Americans and cityscapes taken on Harlem’s iconic main street.
Continuing, the museum writes, “These exhibitions are accompanied by two presentations of archival materials. ‘Signature: Graphic Design from the Studio Museum Archive’ explores 50 years of the institution’s history through the lens of printed material; while ‘Smokehouse, 1968-1970’ highlights the Smokehouse Associates, who sought to transform Harlem through public art projects. The latest installation of the popular ‘Harlem Postcards’ project rounds out the season.”
“Regarding the Figure” opens on April 20 and continues through August 6. “Rico Gatson: Icons 2007-2017” and “Jamel Shabazz: Crossing 125th” open April 20 and are on view through August 27. “Signature: Graphic Design from the Studio Museum Archive” is on view through July 2. “Smokehouse, 1968-1970” runs through August 27 while “Harlem Postcards” continues through July 16.
To learn more, visit The Studio Museum in Harlem.
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