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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Movies and Benefits

by Whitney Kimball and Ian Marshall on July 15, 2013
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You know it’s summer when MoMA’s screening “The Dark Knight,” and Art Haps is basically a list of movies. But before you run for the darkness of free, air-conditioned binge-watching, we’ve found a handful of places where you can watch, with company: on a steamboat, in a Fingerfest, or at the Studio Museum, to name a few.

Plus, for fans of Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Schrader, or Lindsay Lohan: in a strange twist of events, you can get a first look at “The Canyons” at Monya Rowe Gallery this week. Moo-vie!

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At the Studio Museum, Identity Gets a New Face

by Whitney Kimball on May 17, 2013
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Who was Sally Hemings? You could choose a number of titles: the mother of Thomas Jefferson’s children; his wife, Martha Jefferson’s, sister; Martha and Thomas’s slave. Her story is now nearly two centuries old, yet still demanded an answer in 1998, when a DNA test finally confirmed her link to the Jefferson bloodline.

Hemings is the subject of one of two shows at the Studio Museum right now, which both dig up old narratives, and both pull out a very fresh take on identity. The cerebral “American Cypher” by Mendi + Keith Obadike, and the romantic “Stray Light” by David Hartt are worth a trip up to Harlem, just to add their voices to the fray.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Migratory Art Horses Return, Marking Beginning Of Spring

by Whitney Kimball on March 25, 2013
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Don’t worry about Tilda. As MoMA and the Armory become even greater parodies of themselves, and after a long series of depressing gallery trips, things outside the mega-art world are looking up.

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“Primary Sources” at The Studio Museum in Harlem

by Alex Fialho on October 17, 2012
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It’s hard to ignore the glow from The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-In-Residence alumni when visiting the museum. David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall and Julie Mehretu are just a few of the museum’s now famed past residents, so it’s easy to start thinking about who might be the next star. Of all three artists-in-residence—Njideka Akunliyi, Xaviera Simmons, and Meleko Mokgosi—Njideka Akunliyi gets my pick for who might eventually join the ranks of Hammons and Mehretu.

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