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Explore and interact with art, artists, and community

Learn, connect, and lead through the creative process.

Adult Programs

From artist talks and art-making workshops to film screenings, readings, and performances, our programs seek to create entry points and promote broader accessibility for engaging with art. We aim to expand ideas, deepen relationships, and showcase the relevance and historical impact of art made by artists of African descent through conversations with artists, activists, curators, educators, and more.

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Kids and Families

The Studio Museum in Harlem acknowledges the importance of families spending time together. Nurturing bonds between people who identify as family, the Museum offers programs and experiences for families to share in viewing, discussing, and creating art. Creative engagement with visual art provides children and families with opportunities to foster understanding and togetherness.

Explore art in new and exciting ways with the Studio Museum at libraries, local parks, and other community spaces!

Lil' Studio at NYPL Harlem Library, 2019. Photo: Cecil Jones.


Teen Programs at the Studio Museum provide a safe environment for teens to express themselves creatively. Programs offer students the opportunity to meet and converse with prominent visual artists, express their ideas in discussions, participate in tours and hands-on workshops, and develop important communication and critical thinking skills.

Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History, and Community is a free eight-month photography-based program.

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Studio Museum Institute

The Studio Museum in Harlem's internship program provides college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with a wide range of experiences designed to provide insight into the workings of a professional museum environment.
The Studio Museum provides paid year-long fellowships that support the professional training of curators, scholars, archivists, and educators historically underrepresented in the museum field.
Dynamic and relevant digital program for cultural practitioners eager to explore the intersection of art and education through the lens of the Studio Museum.
The Museum Professionals Seminar is a program designed to provide professional development inspired by the Studio Museum’s mission.

The Studio Museum Institute is a professional development, curatorial, and arts education initiative created to foster a spirit of incubation, ideation, and support.

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School Partnerships

School partnerships reflect the Studio Museum’s deep commitment to schools in Harlem and across New York City. Since its founding in 1968, the Museum has prioritized in-school partnerships that focus on connecting artists with the whole school community, including students, parents, educators, and administrators.

School partnerships engage students in Pre-K–12th grade, with transitional learning, alternative education, and continuing education programs. We work closely with educators of all disciplines, families, school counselors, afterschool programs, and school leadership to connect to the school ecosystem. Each partnership is uniquely built in collaboration with the Museum’s teachers, Artist Educators, and museum education staff. Partnerships are informed by the diverse creative practices of the Studio Museum’s innovative group of practicing Artist Educators who facilitate each partnership.

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