Museum Education Practicum

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. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society, and as such, it is an institution vested in education. Our education programs provide a vital link between the permanent collection and exhibitions and offer a unique blend of perspectives, designed to foster inquiry and dialogue.

The Museum Education Practicum provides an in-depth look at museum education from the guidance of the Studio Museum’s knowledgeable educators. This course is designed to provide emerging museum and arts educators with an intensive training program. The curriculum includes Seminar and In-Gallery Lab sessions, professional talks and presentations, as well as opportunities to observe an array of education programs. Participants also gain firsthand experience facilitating tours and workshops. In addition to exploring both theory and practice, participants will enter into a very specific conversation around artists of African descent, contemporary art practice, and programmatic strategies. At the Studio Museum, we believe that behind every transformative educational experience is a seasoned educator.

Museum Education Practicum sessions take place once a week for eight weeks. The program is offered twice a year in alignment with the academic semester, and may include a summer session.