Smokehouse, 1968–1970

Exhibition Website

Apr 20 2017 - Aug 27 2017

Studio Museum in Harlem

New York City, NY

Smokehouse, 1968–1970 presents archival images of the work of the Smokehouse Associates, artists who developed community-oriented public art projects in Harlem aimed at transforming space through vibrant, geometric abstract murals, and sculptures. 

Photographs by Robert Colton, a Smokehouse Associate, depict the collective’s original members, William T. Williams, Melvin Edwards, Guy Ciarcia, and Billy Rose at work in Harlem, often alongside local teenagers and elders.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Photography
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Robert Colton
  • William T. Williams
  • Melvin Edwards
  • Guy Ciarcia
  • Billy Rose

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