Explore, learn, and create art of the African Diaspora. Our Teaching Living Cultures (TLC) School Gallery Tours provide a wonderful experience of just how varied and brilliant our Diaspora cultures and creative expressions are around the world.  Fall tours for our current exhibition, LIMINAL SPACE begin early October through November 30th, and are provided Tuesday through Friday mornings. Complete our TLC School Gallery Tours Request Form and email to Register quickly, space is limited!


  • TLC School Gallery Tours accommodate an absolute maximum of 30 students. We request at least a 10:1 student-teacher ratio.

  • Tours are available Tuesday - Friday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:00noon. Tours are each 90-minutes in total.

  • Fee of 375.00 is per reservation for all schools, which includes NYCDOE, independent, and homeschool groups. Fee includes all material costs, as well as admission for maximum of three adult chaperones.

  • Students can bring a brown bag lunch. Group can be accommodated to remain on-site for lunch for up to 30 minutes afterwards.


Depending on the grade level, exploration in the galleries can include a guided tour with an in-gallery activity, or as a guided tour coupled with an art-making activity. Our tours align with the following learnings standards:

NYC Blueprint – Visual Arts: Art Making-Sculpture; Visual Art Literacy: Looking at and Discussing Art, Interpreting and Analyzing Art; Making Connections Through Visual Arts: Recognizing the Societal, Cultural and Historical Significance of Art

NY Common Core:

3rd -12th Grade –ELA: Speaking & Listening; Language; Social Studies Framework

We offer the following TLC  School Gallery Tours:

-Collage Designs

After guided exploration of key Liminal Space exhibition works, the social and sacred contexts of these art forms will be the inspiration for a student collage.  This hands-on experience provides an opportunity for cultural art-making, and also encourages students to empower themselves by creating designs that focus on their own positive aspirations for their futures. (Grades 3-8)

-Sculptural Forms

Based on a tour of key sculptural works in the gallery, students will create inspired art based on the symbolisms, and narrative stories of a featured work of the Liminal Space exhibition. (Grades 2-5)


Caribbean artists are an untapped resource of information, talent, and inspiration.  Through a guided gallery tour of highlighted works of the Liminal Space exhibition, students will explore introductory African Diaspora art history, and artists’ processes through in-gallery activities such as pencil sketching, the moving image, and discussion. (Grades 7-12)


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