Fictions Gallery Tour


The exhibition Fictions is a survey of recent work by nineteen emerging artists of African descent. The works in Fictions investigate questions surrounding experiences with black culture, often creating parallel or alternate narratives that complicate fact, fiction and memory. From the personal to the political and the everyday to the imagined, Fictions examines the stories that form the foundation of these artists’ practices. During an inquiry-based discussion, students will explore the ways artists create narrative content through the visual. This inquiry-based experience fosters critical- and creative-thinking skills by motivating students to participate in discussions about works on view.

Offered At

The Studio Museum In Harlem

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. Educator-led tours and workshops engage students in interactive, inquiry-based tours, fostering critical and creative thinking skills by motivating students to participate in discussions about works on view. The Middle School Mondays program is open to public middle schools in Harlem and throughout the five boroughs of New York City. This exciting initiative provides educational gallery tours at no cost for student groups. On Target Free Sundays, the museum is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Target.



20th Century, African American History, Cultural Connections, Arts, Literature, Writing


25 students


60 min.


Field Trip


Preschool, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Price Options

$4.00 per Person for School Group