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Studio Museum in Harlem

The Nexus for Artists of African Descent

three stars

88.82

144 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 864-4500   Web Site
EIN: 13-2590805

Board Leadership
Raymond J. McGuire
Chairman

CEO
Thelma Golden
Director and Chief Curator

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.82 three stars
  Financial 87.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Museum's permanent collection includes nearly two thousand paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, pastels, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations dating from the nineteenth century to the present. The Artist-in-Residence program was one of the Museum's founding initiatives, and gives the Museum the “Studio” in its name. The program has supported more than one hundred emerging artists of African or Latino descent, many of whom who have gone on to establish highly regarded careers.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Museum's permanent collection includes nearly two thousand paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, pastels, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations dating from the nineteenth century to the present. The Artist-in-Residence program was one of the Museum's founding initiatives, and gives the Museum the “Studio” in its name. The program has supported more than one hundred emerging artists of African or Latino descent, many of whom who have gone on to establish highly regarded careers.

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Financial

three stars

87.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
67.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.26
  Program Expenses Growth 17.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Studio Museum in Harlem on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Studio Museum in Harlem on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Studio Museum in Harlem (NY) 88.82 three stars
The Jewish Museum (NY) 87.70 three stars
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.38 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars
Skirball Cultural Center (CA) 91.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $58,125,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $172,456
   Fundraising Events $667,520
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $817,568
Total Contributions $59,783,251
   Program Service Revenue $47,868
Total Primary Revenue $59,831,119
   Other Revenue $1,899,215
TOTAL REVENUE $61,730,334
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,629,627
   Administrative Expenses $1,240,830
   Fundraising Expenses $1,303,375
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,173,832
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $52,556,502
   
Net Assets $102,408,601

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Education and Public Programs $2,620,651 39.5%
Exhibitions $2,048,061 30.9%
Curatorial $1,960,915 29.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 88.82 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 88.58 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 81.92 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 79.50 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.23 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 81.46 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-2590805
Name in IRS Master File THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$221,395 2.41% Thelma A. Golden Director, Chief Curator

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Studio Museum in Harlem (NY) 88.82 three stars
Jewish Museum of Maryland (MD) 85.68 three stars
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (OH) 85.35 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 85.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 864-4500
fax: (212) 864-4800
EIN: 13-2590805

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Board Leadership

Raymond J. McGuire
Chairman

CEO

Thelma Golden
Director and Chief Curator

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