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Harlem Postcards

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Triffids, 2010 © Courtesy of the artist & Studio Museum Harlem
Harlem Postcards

144 W. 125th St.
10027 New York
NY
US
July 15th, 2010 - October 24th, 2010

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.studiomuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
EMAIL:  
pr@studiomuseum.org
PHONE:  
212.864.4500
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed 5-7* * Members Only; Thu-Fri 12-9; Sat 10-6; Sun 12-6
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, residents, experienced tourists, and visitors from all over the world witness its changes are. 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 of, or representing, this historic locale. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited-edition postcard available free to visitors. This season we are pleased to feature postcard images created by Sanford Biggers, Tiara Hernandez, Hew Locke and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

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