Challenge Programs: Challenge Grants

Period of Performance

12/31/2013 - 7/31/2018

Funding Totals (matching)

$500,000.00 (approved)
$500,000.00 (offered)
$500,000.00 (awarded)

New Facility Project

FAIN: CH-51283-16

Studio Museum in Harlem, Inc. (New York, NY 10027-4498)
Sheila McDaniel (Project Director: May 2014 to present)

Architectural fees, concept design, schematic drawings, and project management, for the museum’s facility expansion.

On the eve of its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Museum recognizes the need for a physical site as exemplary as its current programmatic achievements and its ambitions for the next 50 years. The Studio Museum in Harlem respectfully requests a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of a capital campaign designed to advance the Museum’s dual role as an internationally respected art institution and a cultural resource in Harlem. The campaign will culminate in a facility expansion that will physically embody the scope of the Museum’s mission to provide a home for artists of African descent while reflecting the vitality of the community it serves. Funds from the NEH would be earmarked for architectural firm, pre-construction and project management costs.

Media Coverage

The Studio Museum Has a Vision for Its Home. And a Power Player at the Helm. (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Robin Pogrebin
Publication: The New York Times
Date: 9/26/2017
Abstract: Announcing the Museum's Capital Campaign and new building project.

Studio Museum Unveils New Building Design (Media Coverage)
Publication: Self Published Press Release
Date: 9/26/2017
Abstract: Museum Unveils Design for 82,000-Square-Foot Building and Announces $175 Million Capital Campaign, as It Looks Ahead to Its 50th Anniversary

Studio Museum in Harlem Unveils Design for Expansion (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Robin Pogrebin
Publication: The New York Times
Date: 7/5/2015