"Draped Down" at Studio Museum in Harlem - FREE

  • Studio Museum in Harlem 144 West 125th Street NYC, NY
Seydou Keita - Untitled, #290 (1956-57)

Seydou Keita - Untitled, #290 (1956-57)

Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Draped Down, led by a knowledgeable museum educator.

In 1942, cultural anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston listed the term “draped down” as one of several terms meaning “well-dressed” in a glossary of Harlem Renaissance -era slang. The term seems as prescient today as it did when Hurston first recorded it. Draped Down highlights the ways in which feminine beauty is constructed, traced and interpreted in painting and photography.

The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome! For more information call Studio Museum at (212) 864-4500.