One of the best places in Harlem to experience black culture is the Studio Museum of Harlem.
While many museums throughout New York City feature select works and temporary special exhibits focusing on black artist, the Studio Museum has permanent collections of art from black artist celebrating black art throughout various time periods.
Some of the featured artist in the museum’s permanent collection includes Romare Bearden, Kehinde Wiley, and photographer Gordon Parks. Artist such as Titus Kaphar, Stanley Whitney, and Marc Andre Robinson have had had past special exhibits showcased at the museum. Current, featured exhibits include works by Rashaad Newsome, Rodney McMilian, and Ebony G. Patterson.
Every Sunday the museum has Target Free Sundays, which is open to visitors of all ages to partake in free art making activities and art tours. The museum is closed Mondays through Wednesdays but is open Thursday and Friday from noon until 9pm, on Saturdays from 10am- 6pm and on Sundays from noon to 6pm.