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Find Art Here

Find Art Here is The Studio Museum in Harlem’s initiative to bring its permanent collection into schools, libraries, and service centers in Harlem. In addition to providing high-quality reproductions of artworks, the Studio Museum will collaborate with each location to offer public programs and education initiatives, including collection-based curriculum materials anchored in art education and visual literacy.

Explore the map below to learn more about Find Art Here locations.

Find Art Here Partners

Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School

Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School

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

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 artwork would become a part of their school and Jordan Casteel’s Kevin the Kiteman (2016) came out on top! Students learned about Casteel’s work the previous year, which culminated with the artist’s visit to their classrooms. In Fall 2019 all 1st and 2nd grade students explored writing about their artwork and learned new vocabulary. Using Casteel’s art to explore themes of community and black liberation, students created community maps of Harlem and sculptures of things that are important to them in their communities, and experimented with photography.


P.S. 79 Dr. Horan School

P.S. 79 Dr. 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. The Studio Museum has worked with P.S. 79 for over 8 years. The

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 school’s administration was instantly drawn to Benny Andrews’s Composition (Study for Trash) (1971) because of its relationship to current events. They were excited by how the work will challenge students to think critically about the political climate. This year the museum is working with student’s afterschool programs to experiment with a range of painting techniques, collage, and live figure drawing. Students are building their communication skills by practicing having conversations about the artwork in their school, sharing their artwork with their peers, and learning about how images tell stories.


P.S. 36

P.S. 36

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

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 Derrick Adams’s artwork, teachers selected The Journey (2017) to be installed outside of the school library. This year Studio Museum is working with all of the school’s 3-K, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. Kindergarteners focused on the work of Derrick Adams and learned about color, shapes, texture, and composition. They learned about sharing with their community through conversation and collaboration while working together to make class collages. 3-K students have been learning about movement in artwork. Pre-K students are focusing on understanding how the arts bring people together and make us feel like we belong, as well as learning about light and transformation in art and the world around them.


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 grades, the Studio Museum has worked with Park East for 2 years. This year the Museum is

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 working with all of the school's studio and digital art classes and their afterschool Art Club. Art students created prints in response to Glenn Ligon’s I Found My Voice (1990) by doing research on social justice issues in their community and creating text–based prints. Art Club focuses on helping students make new work for their portfolios by collaborating with artists whose artistic practice is connected to East Harlem through studio visits and art–making collaborations. Students have had the opportunity to create art in Coronado Print Studio just blocks from their school and explore Miguel Luciano’s Young Lords mural project on display in East Harlem with the artist.


Revolutionary Seeds / AHRC Fisher Center

Revolutionary Seeds / AHRC Fisher Center

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

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 throughout Harlem and were created through a collaboration between Job Path and AHRC New York City. The artists at AHRC have been creating drawings and paintings in response to Elizabeth Cattlet’s The Separation (1954). Movement and mindfulness have been at the center of our work together this year as participants learned about Cattlet’s life story and experimented with new printmaking techniques.


Harlem Library

Harlem Library

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

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 Museum continues to partner with The Harlem Library as the location of the Museum’s early childhood program Lil’ Studio, a program which makes connections between literacy and artwork inspired by black culture. The library was very excited to add Mickalene Thomas’s Panthera (2002) to the children’s floor where it is in conversation with many of their Children’s and Young Adult books including Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther. Early childhood learners at Lil’ Studio read the book Doña Flor by Pat Mora and Raul Colon, learned about Panthera through visual inquiry, and made sequin–encrusted collages in response.


P.S. 154 The Harriet Tubman School

P.S. 154 The Harriet Tubman School

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

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 instant favorite for the school. P.S. 154 families participated in two Family Days this year, working together to create artwork inspired by the inHarlem exhibition Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire. Teachers at P.S. 154 connected Hallelujah to their English Language Arts curriculum by asking students to look closely at the artwork and respond in writing.


Countee Cullen Library

Countee Cullen Library

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

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 as the site for the exhibition Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, The Journey in 2017. Given the libraries’ history with The Studio Museum in Harlem, the library community was very excited to welcome even more artwork into their space. Find Art Here has offered Seniors that frequent Countee Cullen the enjoyment of conversations around LeRoy Clark’s Now (1970). Once the library reopens after a renovation project, the Studio Museum will collaborate with some of the seniors on an oral history and art–making project at the library.


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