El Museo offers a variety of inquiry-based Guided Tours facilitated by museum educators, which encourage observations, spark curiosities, and create conversations around selected objects from the Permanent Collection, Temporary Exhibitions, Cultural Celebrations, and El Barrio.
Each Guided Tour is an hour long, allowing groups to discuss 4-5 objects in depth.
Activities may include movement, writing, or sketching activities that appeal to multiple ways of learning and interpreting.
To further explore the themes and dialogues that emerge in the Guided Tour, Hands-on Workshops foster visitors’ observational, critical thinking, and creative skills.
Museum educators build upon the ideas discussed in the galleries to facilitate a unique art-making experience in El Museo’s Taller (art workshop).
Art forms explored in the hour-long workshops may include printmaking, painting, collage, drawing, multi-media, and creative writing.
Hands-on Workshops appeal to multiple ways of learning by providing visitors an opportunity to interpret artwork through art-making.
Guided Tours and Hands-on Workshops support NYS Learning Standards, NYC Blueprint for the Arts, National Visual Arts Standards and Common Core Standards.
The themes for our Guided Tours and Hands-on Workshops are drawn from various ideas and objects that involve the Permanent Collection, Temporary Exhibitions, Cultural Celebrations, and El Barrio.
Join El Museo del Barrio’s Museum Educators to explore what happens when a community comes together to make a museum. Through the work of El Museo’s founder Raphael Montanez Ortiz, contemporary artists, and East Harlem residents, we’ll ask, what does it mean to have a museum of the neighborhood? Whose voices are included, and how can visitors shape what’s displayed? Tours are available from March 22nd – September 6th.
This program consists of a sensory-rich walking tour of El Barrio, allowing visitors to take in the sights and sounds of a variety of locations throughout the neighborhood including local businesses, murals, community gardens, and cultural institutions. At each location, participants will engage in hands-on activities and discussions about the ways in which the both El Museo and the neighborhood have been shaped by the cultural and social practices of the residents of El Barrio. Around the Block Tours will run from April 23, 2014 to September 27, 2014.
Our educators tailor each tour to meet the needs and interests of the participants. To book an adult tour, please see instructions below in “BOOK A GROUP VISIT” and include any notes regarding your group’s special interests.
Learn about the traditions of this festive holiday observed in the Caribbean, Latin America, and in Latino communities throughout the United States. Participants will be introduced to the art and music associated with this celebration. Tours are available from early December to early February.
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Discover the Pre-Columbian roots and contemporary customs of Dia de los Muertos, a festive Mexican cultural celebration which honors ancestors and the cycle of life. During these tours we aim to promote respect for the cultural traditions and spirituality of the holiday, while interpreting the themes in ways which are more universal. Tours are available from early October through early November. Please check back in August for the reservation request form.
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BOOK A GROUP VISIT
Step 1) Review the themes and group visit guidelines and fill out the appropriate Reservation Request form.
Step 2) Email the completed Reservation Request form as a Word Document or PDF to email@example.com.
Step 3) You will receive an email Confirmation Sheet and Invoice from Group Visits within 3-4 weeks.