We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (59)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good55%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Museum that focuses on historical and contemporary works of African-American artists.
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
144 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4423
+1 212-864-4500
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around New York City
from US$175.00
More Info
from US$26.00
More Info
from US$125.00
More Info
from US$22.99
More Info
Reviews (65)
Filter reviews
49 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsafrican americansmarcus garvey parknice gift shopartistsapollomediaadmissionnycphotosstoriesfloor
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 49 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Went on a Sunday because it was free! There was only one gallery open and we weren't impressed with the art. Personal taste, I know. Perhaps when the other galleries are open it might be better.

Thank David A
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I enjoyed the exhibit although it is small. It focused on african and spanish art in various media formats. I enjoyed... because it gave me a sense of NYC hip hop culture, 80s...and was thought provoking on various topics. The gift shop is an area...More

Thank shannon l
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I went to the Studio Museum in Harlem for the first time and I really enjoyed it. The shows were not like the shows at the bigger museums that can be endless and after a while overwhelming. The museum in Harlem mounts very nice retrospects...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We attended on a Sunday. It was free and the art was thought provoking and profoundly moving. The gift shop was a tad expensive, but it is still very much worth a visit.

Thank Coffy B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Worth a trip up. Not too big not too small. modern and interesting exhibits on 2 floors. Also accepts IDNYC cards

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was expecting a hole in the wall museum with a few pieces from the Harlem Renaissance, but this museum was much more than that. Though each floor was fairly small, it was about 3 stories of a variety of paintings and sculptures. I enjoyed...More

Thank jnholmes1988
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I live in Harlem and will often visit The Studio Museum on a Sunday when admission is free thanks to Target. They have temporary exhibits so there is always something new to see. It is a small space with several different types of artistic media....More

Thank Anastasianylon
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Studio Museum in Harlem is a wonderful small museum focused on art created by African Americans. The space is roomy, you're not bumping into other viewers and the works are well lit. It's not a big museum but it's definitely worth seeing. And, while...More

2  Thank 347harveyh
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Studio Museum in Harlem delights in destroying stereotypes. The current exhibit called "Black Cowboys" did that for me. I was astonished to learn that 25% of the cowboys in the West after the Civil War were black, part of the great majority of cowboys...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The Studio Museum was open to the public on Martin Luther King Day. The museum is a collective of contemporary art and political statements. The intimate space host a collection black artwork. If you're in Harlem be sure to check it out. Spend 30 minutes...More

Thank Devonta W
View more reviews
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
Nearby HotelsSee all 482 hotels in New York City
Aloft Harlem
766 reviews
.35 km away
Astor on the Park
1,585 reviews
1.53 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites near Stadium
32 reviews
1.54 km away
Morningside Inn
901 reviews
1.78 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 14,918 restaurants in New York City
Harlem Shake
402 reviews
.21 km away
Red Rooster Harlem
2,245 reviews
.24 km away
Sylvia's Restaurant
1,808 reviews
.24 km away
Corner Social
177 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4,641 attractions in New York City
Apollo Theater
540 reviews
.26 km away
Greater Refuge Temple
45 reviews
.10 km away
Mt Olivet Baptist Church
28 reviews
.44 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Studio Museum in Harlem staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines