Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Presents Two New Free Shows In Harlem

Sugar Hill Children's MuseumSugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling: A year-round cultural institution open to all, the Museum offers a variety of participatory programs for children and families. The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum is the cultural capstone of the Sugar Hill Project,the newest development of Broadway Housing Communities. It was built to leverage the synergies of housing, education and art to improve outcomes for underserved children, adults and entire communities.

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling will hosts a dual exhibition opening weekend for two contemporary artists – Shani Peters and David Shrobe:

The Crown Futures: Shani Peters in collaboration with Sugar Hill Youth.A multimedia art work and public engagement project directed by artist Shani Peters. The Crown Futures celebrates concepts of self-determination through explorations of traditional headdresses from African, indigenous American, and Western cultures. This site-specific installation was created for the Salon Gallery by Shani in collaboration with local youth, ages 11 to 13, in a special after-school program at the Museum.  

On exhibit from July 16 to December 31, 2016.

Meta-Modes: New Work by David Shrobe. The Museum’s first Artist-in-Residence, David Shrobe, shares the work created during the course of his year at work in the Museum’s Studio. Layering found materials, patterns, textures and paint, David manipulates the familiar as he investigates questions of consumption, identity, spirituality, and our current social, economic, and ecological change.

On exhibit from July 16 to August 20, 2016

*Summer FREE Sunday – free admission to all Museum visitors.

The Crown Futures will be on display in the Salon Gallery from July 16 – December 31, 2016.

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032, www.sugarhillmuseum.org, 212.335.0004

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