Join Courtesy the Artists (organized by Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade) and collaborators including niv Acosta, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Matana Roberts, Kali Wilder and the New York Regiment United States Colored Troop Reenactors (20th, 26th and 31st) for an afternoon of live performances based Civil War tunes. During a recent residency, Gaines and Segade came upon a book of sheet music that included songs from both the Union and Confederate armies during the American Civil War. Considering the role of nationalism, feeling and music culture across both sides of the deadliest American war and the war that resulted in emancipation, Courtesy the Artists look for new meaning in nineteenth-century martial, sentimental, Abolitionist, minstrel and spiritual songs. This program is organized on the occasion of When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South.
This 2-part workshop challenges participants to develop a definition of âdraped down,â inspired by the exhibition Draped Down, currently on view.
Led by stylist Pamela Shepard, students will be guided through a series of unique experiences and hands-on styling experiments that will culminate in the third evening, Friday, May 30, where participants will showcase their personal style.
Part 1: Workshop dates and times Wednesday, May 28, 4â6pm Thursday, May 29, 4â6pm
Part 2: Style Showcase (open to all teens) Friday, May 30, 6â8:30pm
ArtLooks is free, designed specifically for teenagers. RSVP is required and participants should arrive "draped down."
Target Free Sundays: June 1 and June 8, 2014
Thanks to the generous support of Target, Museum admission is free every Sunday. Target Free Sundays reflects a shared commitment to engage the community and offer a vital cultural experience to all.
To participate in gallery tours and Hands On activities, RSVP online.
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, an exhibition that queries the category of âoutsiderâ art in relation to contemporary art and black life. Situating itself within current art historical and political debates, the exhibition considers work by self-taught, spiritually inspired and incarcerated artists, alongside other projects based in performance, socially engaged practice and the archive, as well as painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, that make insistent reference to place.
Families are invited to participate in the Children's Book Festival, which brings children and families together from New York City and surrounding areas to meet, read, and creatively engage with their favorite children's book authors and illustrators. Activities will include story time, book signings, hands-on art making workshops, special performances, and giveaways. Participating authors include Kwame Alexander, Bryan Collier, Zetta Elliott and Jacqueline Woodson.
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Draped Down. Draped Down looks at both the implicit and explicit references to fashion in visual art. The title is adapted from a renaissance-era slang term meaning well-dressed; to be in the height of Harlem fashion. The term âdraped downâ was culled from a short story that the novelist and cultural anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston published in 1942.
Draped Down encourages visitors to consider connections between fashion and visual art. In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore fabric and texture to create fabric assemblage inspired by fashion, style and textiles.
Tuesday, June 3 (Series B) and Tuesday, June 10 (Series A), 2pm
Arts & Minds brings adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art. Join us for a lively discussion of the current exhibitions during a guided tour and art-making workshop. Through gallery discussions and hands-on art activities, Arts & Minds opens a window to creativity and well-being.
Arts & Minds is free but reservations are required. Call 646-755-3726 to reserve your place. Participants may only sign up for Series A or Series B. Series B will be a repeat of Series A from the previous week.
Professional Development for Middle School Educators: Making Connections Between Historical Memory and Contemporary Art
Educators are invited to explore the exhibition,Glenn Kaino: 19.83, two site-specific installations based on the October 16, 1968 medal ceremony for the men's 200-meter race at the Mexico City Olympic Games, when American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists as a symbolic act of protest. Participants will engage in a hands-on art making workshop, exploring creative strategies for the essential question, How might we use contemporary art making practices to explore historical memory? Educators will learn tools and resources for connecting learning standards across disciplines.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about resources for educators, upcoming programs, and opportunities for your school.
Professional Development for Middle School Educators is FREE, and RSVP is required! Refreshments will be provided.
The current exhibition, Draped Down features fashion and style as its central subject. In this session of Lil' Studio, parents and children will explore pattern, texture and color, working together to create and style paper dolls with their own unique fashions.
Parents with little ones ages 2.5 to 4 are invited to the Studio Museum to enjoy art-making and other activities that encourage creative time and bonding.
Lil' Studio is free, refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Please note Lil' Studio cannot accommodate groups with more than five children. Early childhood centers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a separate visit.
Things We Love This Week
Frieze Magazine's round-table discussion on the role of contemporary art in the Caribbean featuring Holly Bynoe, Charles Campbell, Amanda Coulson, John Cox, Annalee Davis and Caryl Ivrisse-Crochemar