Their Own Harlems Gallery Tour


The exhibition Their Own Harlems is a collection of works honoring the centennial of the birth of acclaimed painter, Jacob Lawrence. The exhibition examines the ways in which the urban landscape has influenced Lawrence’s artistic practice, as well as that of other artists. The works in this exhibition thus consider different aspects of urban life, such as the ritual of moving through the city and the direct observation of scenes on the street, to illustrate how the city has served as a source of inspiration for artists across generations. During an inquiry-based discussion, students will explore the ways the artists craft their own, unique narratives about Harlem’s community and culture. 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.



The Civil Rights Movement, African American History, Cultural Connections, Arts, Art, Literature


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