How can artwork in The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection invite us to connect to our communities and investigate the world around us?
Find Art Here is an initiative designed to bring the Museum’s permanent collection to schools, libraries, service centers, and other community spaces throughout Harlem. The first wave of the program began in late September 2018 with partner institutions in Harlem. The institutions received high-quality reproductions of artwork, chosen in collaboration with the Studio Museum. The works, dating from 1954 through 2016, were made by a multigenerational roster of artists closely associated with The Museum throughout its history, including: Derrick Adams, Benny Andrews, Jordan Casteel, Elizabeth Catlett, LeRoy Clarke, Glenn Ligon, Mickalene Thomas, and Stephanie Weaver.
In addition to providing partner institutions with reproductions of artworks, Find Art Here encompasses various public programs and education initiatives. Activities and resources include collection-based curriculum materials anchored in art education, visual literacy, interactive sessions rooted in inquiry-based discussions, and hands-on art-making sessions. While each organization explores and investigates the works in different ways, the Museum’s goal is to ensure that the Harlem community is connected by the experience of living and interacting with art.
The Studio Museum and the District 5 public elementary school in Harlem, Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School, have partnered for almost a decade. Students had the opportunity to vote on what
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. The Studio Museum has worked with P.S. 79 for over 8 years. The
P.S. 36 is a District 5 public school in Harlem that serves students from 3-K to 5th grades. The Studio Museum has worked with P.S. 36 for 6 years. Following a favorite portrait project based on
Park East High School is a District 4 public school in Harlem that serves students from 9th through 12th grades, the Studio Museum has worked with Park East for 2 years. This year the Museum is
Revolutionary Seeds / AHRC Fisher Center is a community–based organization that focuses on the creative and financial independence of young adults and adults with disabilities. They serve people
Harlem Library is a New York Public Library that has been welcoming community residents since 1826, and was the first site for the Museum’s inHarlem initiative nearly three years ago. The Studio
P.S. 154 is a District 5 public school in Harlem that serves students from Pre-K through 5th grades. The artwork of Stephanie Weaver, one of the Studio Museum’s first artists in residence, was an
Countee Cullen is a New York Public Library that gives Harlem residents of all ages access to library services in the community. Countee Cullen Library, an inHarlem partnering institution, also served