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BlackVoices History Quest, Black History In Your Backyard: New York Edition

Posted: 02/19/2012 7:57 am

Today's edition of Black Voices Black History Quest is based in New York.

You can plan a trip with your family to these places with the helpful map, courtesy of MapQuest, below!

If we missed a place that you know and love, let us know in the comments, tweet it to us using the hashtag #BHMQuest or post it on our Facebook wall. We'll keep adding to this map and gallery as the month goes on.

Studio Museum in Harlem
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The Studio Museum in Harlem has been promoting the work of African-American artists since it opened in 1968. The museum supports the work of people like Wangechi Mutu, Kehinde Wiley, Chakaia Booker, David Hammons, Julie Mehretu, Mickalene Thomas and Kerry James Marshall, all emerging artists. Permanent exhibits feature a range of items, including photographs, paintings, sculptures and mixed media. Public programs bring art to the community through lectures and demonstrations. Most of the work featured dates from the 20th century, but some pieces stretch as far back as the 1800s. The shop carries merchandise, such as books, catalogs and art, that document works done by African-American artists.

--Sara Ipatenco

Address: 144 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027
Telephone: 212-864-4500
Hours Of Operation: noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: $7 suggested donation for adults; $3 suggested donation for seniors and students; free for children 12 and younger; free on Sundays.
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