From the museum –
Represented, revered, and recognized by people around the world, Harlem is a continually expanding nexus of black culture, history and iconography. Venerable landmarks, such as the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Apollo Theater, Hotel Theresa, Audubon Ballroom and 125th Street, remain popular emblems of important historic moments and moods. The Studio Museum’s ongoing series, Harlem Postcards, invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site for artistic contemplation and production. Installed in the Museum lobby and available to visitors free of charge, Harlem Postcards present intimate views and fresh perspectives on this famous neighborhood. This season we feature images by Xenobia Bailey, Yara El-Sherbini, Brendan Fernandes and Monique Schubert.
Postcards are available to visitors freshly printed and free of charge. Take them home or share with mail – this is a fantastic opportunity to get hands on some portraits of one of New York’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
The above image is Monique Schubert’s contribution to Harlem Postcards. View the remaining artists after the jump.