Smokehouse Associates

From 1968 to 1970, the Smokehouse Associates transformed Harlem with vibrant, community-oriented, abstract murals and sculptures. Established by the artist William T. Williams and comprising artists Melvin Edwards, Guy Ciarcia, and Billy Rose, Smokehouse grew to encompass a range of creative practitioners united around the revolutionary potential of public art. 
These offeringshonor and celebrate the legacy of Smokehouse Associatesand their impact on the narrative of public art, social practice and artists of African descent.