Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem is sold out. You can still experience the exhibition through the digital programming on this page, or catch Black Refractions at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle May 22–August 15, 2021. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to this groundbreaking exhibition!
Ready to experience this dynamic exhibition from the comfort of your couch? Scroll down for a highlights video, a digital presentation from The Studio Museum curator, audio commentaries from Black community members on selected artworks, a virtual town hall with local Black scholars, a digital toolkit to guide K–12 or University classroom learning, and a hands-on art-making activity. Don’t forget to check out this calendar of upcoming virtual events.
Settle in, and stay as long as you like!
Many of the artworks in Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem tell a personal story of artists of African descent. One way artwork can tell stories is through images and patterns (a pattern is a repeated design). Although there are many ways to understand these artworks, let’s get inspiration from three artworks in the exhibition that use pictures and patterns in unexpected ways. Then, at home, create your own artwork using magazines, newspapers, cereal boxes, and other art supplies to create a patterned collage and drawing.
We'll see you in the galleries soon!