Smokehouse Associates publication. Courtesy of The Studio Museum in Harlem
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The Smokehouse Associates Writers Forum:

Eric Booker, Charles L. Davis II, Ashley James, and James Trainor in Conversation

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Thursday, December 8, 7pm
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Storefront welcomes The Studio Museum in Harlem at 97 Kenmare Street to celebrate the publication of Smokehouse Associates, a groundbreaking study of the collective whose abstract works transformed New York’s Harlem community in the late 1960s. 
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This critical examination expands upon the narrative of public art and social practice in the United States to include the contributions of artists of African descent. Established by William T. Williams with Melvin Edwards, Guy Ciarcia, and Billy Rose, Smokehouse grew to encompass a range of creative practitioners united around the revolutionary potential of public art. Though relatively unknown today, Smokehouse was ambitious in its scale, community engagement, and interaction with the built environment.
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Smokehouse Associates editor, Eric Booker will be in conversation with contributing writers Charles L. Davis II, Ashley James, and James Trainor, to contextualize Smokehouse within larger histories of public art, abstraction, and architecture. Each writer will discuss their contributions to the book, providing entry points into their individual artistic or academic practices in the process.
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Please note there is limited capacity. RSVP is required for this special program.
Live ASL interpreters will be present. 
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Please note Storefront will be closed on the day of Thursday, December 8, in preparation for the evening program.
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End of the Year Members Party! 

Thursday, December 15, 9pm – late
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Join Storefront’s annual Membership Program and dance the year off at our newly launched End of the Year Party! For one night only, this membership event will transform the gallery into a late-night sweaty dance party featuring DJ sets by some of New York’s most fun and favorites.
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If you would like to attend and are not yet a Storefront member, please sign up here, or contact us at membership@storefrontnews.org for more information about our annual Membership Program. 
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Special thanks to RG wines and Los Tacos No. 1 for their support. 
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Public Space in a Private Time: Building Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2022Photo by Michael Oliver.
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Guided tours of ‘Public Space in a Private Time: Building Storefront for Art and Architecture’
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Sign up for a guided tour of our 40th Anniversary exhibition with Storefront’s 2022 Curatorial Fellow Andrea Molina Cuadro. See dates and times below. RSVP here.
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Saturday, November 26, 1pm & 4pm
Friday, December 2, 1pm & 5pm
Friday, December 9, 1pm & 5pm
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Public Space in a Private Time: Building Storefront for Art and Architecture is presented as part of Storefront’s 40th anniversary. The exhibition connects our focus on the built environment with New York City’s social and political challenges at the time of its founding in 1982. Through a close reading of early shows and projects, the exhibition showcases the leading role Storefront has played in the defense of public space through artistic practice. 
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More about the exhibition here
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Please note Storefront will be closed on November 24 & 25 for Thanksgiving break. We will reopen on Saturday, November 26 with regular gallery hours.
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Storefront’s 40th Anniversary program is made possible through the support of the Graham Foundation, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Storefront Circle and Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.
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97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-5795
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Storefront for Art and Architecture | 97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012

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AAQ / Resource: Ben Krupinski Builder

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