Harlem Postcards Summer 2017

On view: July 20–September 10      

Organized by Doris Zhao, Curatorial Assistant

Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that 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 the idiosyncratic visions of contemporary artists from a wide range of backgrounds and locations. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited edition postcard available free to visitors of the Studio Museum.

This season, we are pleased to feature an unprecedented ten postcard images in conjunction with Uptown, a new triennial surveying the work of artists who live or practice north of 99th Street, an initiative of the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University's new Lenfest Center for the Arts. The featured artists include Dawoud Bey, Reza Farkhondeh, Phyllis Galembo, Glendalys Medina, Al Miller, Joiri Minaya, Shani Peters, David Shrobe, Derick Whitson, and Expanding the Walls participant Wildriana De Jesús Paulino.

Uptown Fridays! July 7th, July 21st, August 4th and August 18th, 710pm
This summer series transforms the Studio Museum courtyard and galleries into a vibrant social hub. Dance to the sounds of Libation's DJ Ian Friday with Manchildblack and Afro Mosaicand enjoy signature cocktails and drink specials. Guests are also invited to join free guided tours of current exhibitions and browse the Museum Store’s incredible selection of books, jewelry, t-shirts and gifts.


144 West 125th Street
Thurs, Fri: 12–9pm
Sat 10-6pm
Sun 12–6pm


The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University is pleased to present Uptown, a new triennial surveying the work of artists who live or practice north of 99th Street.

UPTOWN | Exhibition Page