The Studio Museum cultivates partnerships with public schools and community organizations in Harlem and across New York City.
Each partnership is tailored to the goals, strengths and needs of each organization, and designed to build connections to art and artists of African descent through visual arts-based experiences. Partnership sessions may include artist visits, hands-on art making projects, discussion around artwork in the permanent collection, walking tours to public art sites in Harlem, family art workshops, and teacher professional development.
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.
Community Partnerships in Harlem and across New York City reflect the Studio Museum’s commitment to engaging youth and adults beyond the traditional classroom and museum visit and through experiences and interdisciplinary approaches to programs that foster personal and collective connections through art.
Partnerships are designed to complement the partner organizations’ mission through with engagement with visual art; Community Partnerships build safe spaces, support existing programs, and cultivate new ideas.
Arts and Minds
The Studio Museum partners with Arts & Minds to bring adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences with art. Programs invite participants to share reflections, ideas, and stories inspired by works of art. Through gallery discussions and hands-on art activities, Arts & Minds opens a window to creativity and well-being.