School Partnerships

The Studio Museum in Harlem creates in-depth, multi-session partnerships in collaboration with Pre-K-12 schools, and community organizations throughout Harlem and New York City.

The Museum builds partnerships with educators of all disciplines, school administrators, parents, artists, and the surrounding community. Each partnership is tailored to the specific needs of the organization, and designed to build connections to art and artists of African descent through creative, visual art-based experiences.

Partnerships offer young people the opportunity to engage with art and living artists in schools and in youth-focused organizations. By transforming these spaces into art studios students are able to learn about artists from our diverse permanent collection of over 2,000 works of art. Young people are empowered to think critically and creatively about their community and the world around them as they create their own artwork with teaching artists.

The Studio Museum’s school partnerships include artist classroom visits, hands-on art making projects, walking tours to public art sites in Harlem, family art workshops, and teacher professional development sessions. These partnerships have always been central to the mission of the Studio Museum and continue to grow and deepen through inHarlem.

If you are interested in bringing the Studio Museum to your school, please send us an email.

Current School Partnerships

Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School

Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School

Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School is a district 5 public school in Harlem that serves students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. This year the Museum is working with the entire first and second...

Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School is a district 5 public school in Harlem that serves students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. This year the Museum is working with the entire first and second grades in a partnership that includes art making, Harlem community walks, and visits from artist Jordan Casteel. The Studio Museum has been working with Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School for over nine years.


P.S. 36 Margaret Douglas School

P.S. 36 Margaret Douglas School

P.S. 36 is a district 5 public school in Harlem that serves students from Pre K to 5th grade. This year the Museum is working with all Pre K students in a partnership that includes storytelling,...

P.S. 36 is a district 5 public school in Harlem that serves students from Pre K to 5th grade. This year the Museum is working with all Pre K students in a partnership that includes storytelling, color exploration, bookmaking, and an exhibition at their school. The Studio Museum has been working with P.S. 36 for over seven years.


P.S. 79 Horan School

P.S. 79 Horan School

P.S. 79 is a district 5 public school in Harlem that serves students ages 8 to 21 with a range of intellectual and physical abilities. This year the Museum is working with one of the high school...

P.S. 79 is a district 5 public school in Harlem that serves students ages 8 to 21 with a range of intellectual and physical abilities. This year the Museum is working with one of the high school classes. Students are exploring the theme of personal identity through stop motion videos, drawing, and collaborative class flags inspired by David Hammons's African American Flag (1990). The Studio Museum has worked with Horan school for over seven years.


Community Health Academy of the Heights

Community Health Academy of the Heights

Community Health Academy of the Heights is a district 6 public school in Washington Heights that serves students from 6th through 12th grade. This year the Museum is working with AP Studio Art...

Community Health Academy of the Heights is a district 6 public school in Washington Heights that serves students from 6th through 12th grade. This year the Museum is working with AP Studio Art students on a partnership focusing on creating installations inspired by the work of Sherrill Roland and Allison Janae Hamilton. This is the first year of our partnership.


Teen Thursdays

Teen Thursdays

This year the Studio Museum was paired with I.S. 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School through the New York City Department of Education Teen Thursday initiative, which partners middle schools with local...

This year the Studio Museum was paired with I.S. 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School through the New York City Department of Education Teen Thursday initiative, which partners middle schools with local cultural institutions. I.S. 528 is a district 6 public school in Washington Heights that serves students from 6th through 8th grade. This year the Museum is working with students from all three grades after school to learn about printmaking, explore performance, and share student artwork through community celebrations.


Park East High School

Park East High School

Park East High School is a district 4 public school in Harlem that serves students from 9th through 12th grade. This year the Museum is working with all of the school's studio and digital art classes...

Park East High School is a district 4 public school in Harlem that serves students from 9th through 12th grade. This year the Museum is working with all of the school's studio and digital art classes and the afterschool art club. The partnership explores artists' relationship to the body through casting, and includes visits to local artist studios in East Harlem. This is the first year of our partnership.


Urban Innovations

Urban Innovations

Urban Innovations is a community-based organization that focuses on the creative and financial independence of adults with disabilities. They serve adults throughout Harlem and were created through a...

Urban Innovations is a community-based organization that focuses on the creative and financial independence of adults with disabilities. They serve adults throughout Harlem and were created through a collaboration between Job Path and AHRC New York City. This year the Studio Museum is working with a group of fifteen entrepreneurs and artists who are creating wearable artwork with the goal of complicating the narrative about adults with disabilities. This is the first year of our partnership.


Euphrasian Residence ReStart Academy

Euphrasian Residence ReStart Academy

In collaboration with Culture for One, an organization that brings art access to children in foster care in New York, the Museum is working with 25 girls from ages 13 to 15 at Euphrasian Residence...

In collaboration with Culture for One, an organization that brings art access to children in foster care in New York, the Museum is working with 25 girls from ages 13 to 15 at Euphrasian Residence ReStart Academy. Euphrasian Residence is a district 79 school and short-term residence in Gramercy Park for teenage girls who have been refereed by the New York City Administration for Children's Services. Students are creating collages based on the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Lorna Simpson to explore the role identity plays in image-making. This is the first year of this collaboration.


Hetrick-Martin Institute

Hetrick-Martin Institute

Hetrick-Martin Institute is a community-based organization that serves LGBTQ youth from ages 13 to 24. It is closely tied to Harvey Milk High School, a district 2 public transfer school in the East...

Hetrick-Martin Institute is a community-based organization that serves LGBTQ youth from ages 13 to 24. It is closely tied to Harvey Milk High School, a district 2 public transfer school in the East Village that serves students from 9th through 12th grade who have not met success in another high school. This year the Studio Museum is working with HMI's afterschool open art studio program for a partnership that explores the connection between writing and visual art. Culminating in a career panel with staff from the Studio Museum and final exhibition. The Studio Museum has been working with HMI for four years.


Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island

Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island

In collaboration with The Center for Justice at Columbia University, which has a program providing educational opportunities to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons, the Studio Museum is...

In collaboration with The Center for Justice at Columbia University, which has a program providing educational opportunities to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons, the Studio Museum is working with the Rose M. Singer Center. The Rose M. Singer Center is the women's jail on Rikers Island that serves women age 16 and up. This year the Museum is working with a group of 20 women to introduce artists of African descent working in abstraction, culminating in a zine of their work to be distributed to the public and the women at Rose M. Singer Center. This is the second year of our partnership.


Ali Forney Center

Ali Forney Center

Ali Forney Center is an organization that serves LGBTQ homeless youth. This year the Museum is working with youth at their Harlem drop-in center for a partnership that includes art making,...

Ali Forney Center is an organization that serves LGBTQ homeless youth. This year the Museum is working with youth at their Harlem drop-in center for a partnership that includes art making, performance, and career development. This is the first year of our partnership.


Current School Partnerships

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Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School

Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School is a district 5 public school in Harlem that serves students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. This year the Museum is working with the entire first and second...

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P.S. 36 Margaret Douglas School

P.S. 36 is a district 5 public school in Harlem that serves students from Pre K to 5th grade. This year the Museum is working with all Pre K students in a partnership that includes storytelling,...

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P.S. 79 Horan School

P.S. 79 is a district 5 public school in Harlem that serves students ages 8 to 21 with a range of intellectual and physical abilities. This year the Museum is working with one of the high school...

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Community Health Academy of the Heights

Community Health Academy of the Heights is a district 6 public school in Washington Heights that serves students from 6th through 12th grade. This year the Museum is working with AP Studio Art...

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Teen Thursdays

This year the Studio Museum was paired with I.S. 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School through the New York City Department of Education Teen Thursday initiative, which partners middle schools with local...

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Park East High School

Park East High School is a district 4 public school in Harlem that serves students from 9th through 12th grade. This year the Museum is working with all of the school's studio and digital art classes...

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Urban Innovations

Urban Innovations is a community-based organization that focuses on the creative and financial independence of adults with disabilities. They serve adults throughout Harlem and were created through a...

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Euphrasian Residence ReStart Academy

In collaboration with Culture for One, an organization that brings art access to children in foster care in New York, the Museum is working with 25 girls from ages 13 to 15 at Euphrasian Residence...

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Hetrick-Martin Institute

Hetrick-Martin Institute is a community-based organization that serves LGBTQ youth from ages 13 to 24. It is closely tied to Harvey Milk High School, a district 2 public transfer school in the East...

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Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island

In collaboration with The Center for Justice at Columbia University, which has a program providing educational opportunities to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons, the Studio Museum is...

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Ali Forney Center

Ali Forney Center is an organization that serves LGBTQ homeless youth. This year the Museum is working with youth at their Harlem drop-in center for a partnership that includes art making,...

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