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Local Color

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Local Color, 1993 © Courtesy of the artist & Studio Museum in Harlem
Local Color
Curated by: Lauren Haynes

144 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
March 28th, 2013 - June 30th, 2013
Opening: March 28th, 2013 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.studiomuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
EMAIL:  
pr@studiomuseum.org
PHONE:  
212.864.4500
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Fri 12-9; Sat 10-6; Sun 12-6
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

For the first time since its exhibition in 1993, the Studio Museum will be presenting conceptual artist Fred Wilson (b. 1954)’s installation Local Color, originally created for the Studio Museum exhibition Artists Respond: The “New World” Question.

Known for his installation and projects in museums and cultural institutions throughout the world, Wilson’s Local Color incorporates traditional African and Caribbean artifacts from the Studio Museum’s permanent collection and an assortment of objects the artist purchased along Harlem’s 125th Street. Interested in the intersections between art and popular culture, Wilson asks viewers to consider what museums choose to collect and which histories are preserved.