6. Studio Museum in Harlem, Four Artists in Four Parks, Entitled inHarlem
Kori Newkirk, Sentra on view in St. Nicholas Park near 137th Street
On the heels of announcing a $122 million new design for The Studio Museum in Harlem which will begin construction as early as 2017, the Museum is broadening its scope beyond its walls, and the entire Harlem community is their palette. For the inHarlem exhibit, four artists were commissioned to create work for four historic Harlem parks. The opening reception was recently held in Marcus Garvey Park. Other parks included are Jackie Robinson Park, St. Nicholas Park, and Morningside Park.
At the B/C station at 137th Street in St. Nicholas Park, reflective fringe curtains frame the steps above the entrance to the subway. Artist Kori Newkirk created Sentra to be reminiscent of a site for a ceremonial procession.
In addition, a collaboration with the New York Public Library will co-present literature and family related programs at the George Bruce branch library on 125th Street in Harlem, including an art-making, storytelling and book signing series, as well as Studio Salon, a series of talks, book clubs and writing workshops for adults.