Julie Mehretu's Literature Gift Set

Celebrate this holiday season with a book set from Julie Mehretu, The Studio Museum in Harlem's 2000-01 Artist-in-Residence alumna.

Harlem Shuffles ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It’s a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.

There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love is a kaleidoscopic portrait of an unprecedented time bringing together some of our most treasured writers today—Edwidge Danticat, Layli Long Soldier, Monica Youn, Julia Alvarez, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor—to give voice to the unthinkable grief and hopeful possibilities born in an era of revolution and change.

Such Color: New and Selected Poems, Tracy K.Smith’s first career-spanning volume, traces an increasingly audacious commitment to exploring the unknowable, the immense mysteries of existence. Each of Smith’s four collections moves farther outward: when one seems to reach the limits of desire and the body, the next investigates the very sweep of history; when one encounters death and the outer reaches of space, the next bears witness to violence against language and people from across time and delves into the rescuing possibilities of the everlasting. 

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. 

Harlem Shuffle: A Novel 
Author(s):Coleson Whitehead
Hardcover, Doubleday, 2021
318 p, 
 6.125 × 9.25 in.

There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love
Author(s):John Freeman, Tracy K. Smith
Paperback, Vintage, 2021
320 p,
 5.37 × 8 in.

Such Color: New and Selected Poems
Author(s):Tracy K. Smith
Hardcover, Graywolf, 2021
240 p, 
6 × 9 in.

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
Author(s): Saidiya Hartman
Paperback, W.W. Norton & Company, 2019
464 p,  5.5 × 8.3 in.