The Studio Museum in Harlem
inHarlem, Adult Programs, Literature & Film Programs
Studio Salon | The Supper Club
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:30 to 8:30pm
Location: Studio Museum 127
429 W. 127th St., Harlem, New York
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and The Studio Museum in Harlem at Studio Museum 127 celebrated the publication of Elia Alba’s new book The Supper Club. Alba is an alumni of the Museum's artist in residence program (1998–99). The evening featured an interactive “menu” of events including vignette-style readings by artists Dread Scott, Lorraine O’Grady, Michael Paul Britto, Nicole Awai, and Shaun Leonardo, and a special performance by artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz as “Chuleta.” Alba closed out the program with remarks alongside contributor Brandi T. Summers and editor Sara Reisman.
Featuring critical conversations and contributions on race and visual culture, as well as fifty-eight portraits of artists of color, The Supper Club documents Elia Alba’s six-year multifaceted project addressing issues ranging from sanctuary, policing, and post-black identity to the intersectional entanglements of gender, race, and privilege. Published by Hirmer and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, copies of The Supper Club were available for purchase following the program. Please visit HIrmer Publishers website to purchase the book.
inHarlem is made possible thanks to Citi; William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Council.