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Studio Museum in Harlem

Exhibition Detail
Harlem Postcards Fall/Winter 2010-11
144 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027


November 11th, 2010 - March 13th, 2011
 
Spring Time in Harlem (Detail), Kwaku AlstonKwaku Alston, Spring Time in Harlem (Detail),
2010
© Courtesy of the artist & Studio Museum in Harlem
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WEBSITE:  
http://www.studiomuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
EMAIL:  
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PHONE:  
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OPEN HOURS:  
Thursday 12:00 – 9:00PM; Friday 12:00 – 9:00PM; Saturday 10:00 – 6:00PM; Sunday 12:00 – 6:00PM
TAGS:  
photography
> DESCRIPTION

Throughout the twentieth century, Harlem has been regarded
as a beacon of African-American history and culture. Sites
such as the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, and
Malcolm X Corner at 125th Street and Seventh Avenue serve
as popular postcard images that represent significant places
and moments in this community. Today, Harlem continues to
evolve as a center of history and culture. Everyday, changes
are witnessed by its residents and experienced by tourists and
visitors from all over the world. Harlem Postcards, an ongoing
project, invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to
reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality,
visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production.
Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem,
the images reflect each artist’s oeuvre with an idiosyncratic
snapshot taken in, or representing, this historic locale. Each
photograph has been reproduced as a limited-edition postcard
available free to visitors.


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