The Studio Museum In Harlem 40.8084° N -73.9477° W

Description

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.

Info

144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

+1 212-864-4500

schools@studiomuseum.org

Subjects
Geometry, Patterns, The Civil Rights Movement, African American History, Social Studies, Arts, Modern History, Cultural Connections, Art, Literature, Poetry, 20th Century, Writing, My Community, Reading, Primary Sources
Activities
Field Trip, School Based Program, School Partnership, Professional Development
Grades
Preschool, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost
Scholarships Available
Accommodations

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

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.

Subjects Covered

the civil rights movement, african american history, cultural connections, arts, art, literature

Grades
preschool, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

We Go As They Gallery Tour

The exhibition We Go As They are the final works from the Studio Museum in Harlem’s annual Artists in Residence program artists, Autumn Knight, Julia Phillips, and Andy Roberts. The three work in different mediums—painting, sculpture, and performance—to explore a history of painting, the human psyche, identity, the physicality of the human body, as well as far more. During an inquiry-based discussion, students will explore the ways the artists craft their own, unique messages and styles in relation to the Studio Museum in Harlem and the surrounding community. This inquiry-based experience fosters critical- and creative-thinking skills by motivating students to participate in discussions about works on view.

Subjects Covered

african american history, cultural connections, arts, art, literature, poetry

Grades
preschool, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

We Go As They Gallery Tour and Workshop

The guided tour and workshop begins with an inquiry-based discussion in the exhibition We Go As They. Following the gallery tour, students participate in a hands-on, art-making workshop that reinforces ideas and concepts in the exhibition. Workshop prompts may include: In what ways might we interpret meaning from abstract forms and shapes? How can different artistic mediums be used in abstract ways? The art-making workshop for Icons may include painting, printmaking, collage, or sculpture, introducing students to different art-making techniques. Workshops are tailored to each group, based on grade-level and age. Students take their works of art home.

Subjects Covered

patterns, 20th century, the civil rights movement, african american history, social studies, arts

Grades
preschool, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.

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.

Subjects Covered

20th century, african american history, cultural connections, arts, literature, writing

Grades
preschool, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

Their Own Harlems Gallery Tour and Workshop

The guided tour and workshop begins with an inquiry-based discussion in the exhibition Their Own Harlems. Following the gallery tour, students participate in a hands-on, art-making workshop that reinforces ideas and concepts in the exhibition. Workshop prompts may include: how does setting serve as an inspiration to create? How does the Harlem community inspire you, and what forms does that inspiration take? The art-making workshop for Icons may include painting, printmaking, collage, or sculpture, introducing students to different art-making techniques. Workshops are tailored to each group, based on grade-level and age. Students take their works of art home.

Subjects Covered

african american history, social studies, cultural connections, my community, arts

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.

Fictions Gallery Tour and Workshop

The guided tour and workshop begins with an inquiry-based discussion in the exhibition Fictions. Following the gallery tour, students participate in a hands-on, art-making workshop that reinforces ideas and concepts in the exhibition. Workshop prompts may include: How can we articulate narratives through visual representation? What can we tell about an artist's personality through their artwork? The art-making workshop for Icons may include painting, printmaking, collage, or sculpture, introducing students to different art-making techniques. Workshops are tailored to each group, based on grade-level and age. Students take their works of art home.

Subjects Covered

20th century, african american history, my community, arts, literature, writing

Grades
preschool, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.