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GROUP VISITS  

El Museo offers a variety of guided visits facilitated by museum educators for grade Pre K-12 and adults. All of our programs are offered in English, Spanish or as bilingual programs. Pre K-12 Guided visits and hands-on workshops align with NYS Learning Standards, NYC Blueprint for the Arts, National Visual Arts Standards, and Common Core State Standards

GUIDED VISITS
During our inquiry-based guided visits, museum educators facilitate interactive discussions while encouraging observation and discovery, analysis and interpretation as well as the sharing of individual perspectives.

HANDS ON WORKSHOPS
Groups have the option of a sixty-minute art making workshop to enhance their guided visit. Hands-on workshops can include a variety of materials and forms such as printmaking, painting, collage, drawing, creative writing, and movement.

SELF-GUIDED VISITS
Come and explore the museum with your group independently. All self-guided groups must be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance.

Before booking your visit please review our Guided Visit Guidelines or Self-Guided Visitor Guidelines and our FAQ.

During these 90-minute programs, conversations on the artworks are complemented by gallery activities and longer explorations through art-making in El Museo’s talleres.

Three Kings Day: Multicultural Connections
Come celebrate Three Kings Day with El Museo!  Together, we will learn about the traditions of this celebration that include Taíno and Caribbean influences as well as the unique way the holiday has been shaped by the identity of el Barrio and its community.  During this interactive program, we will explore the stories, music, and art of the holiday, in addition to our engaging 14 foot puppets.

Visits available: December 5, 2016-January 27, 2017
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 2
Length of program: 90 minutes

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Storytelling: Waiting for the Biblioburro
Join us in reading Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown, a book inspired by the heroic efforts of a real-life librarian who journeys over the mountains of Colombia to bring literacy and culture to children. During this program we will discuss the story, relate it to our own experiences, and finish by creating our own books. Please note that this program does not have a gallery component.

Visits Available: Year round with blackout dates (Monday-Friday)
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 2
Length of program: 90 minutes

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Storytelling: Tito Puente, Mambo King
Experience the rhythm and sounds of El Barrio while reading Tito Puente: Mambo King!  During this interactive storytelling program, students will learn about the East Harlem native who became known as the king of mambo and the godfather of salsa.  In addition to the story, students will examine primary sources, experiment with music making, and create their own instrument! Please note that this program does not have a gallery component.

Visits Available: Year round with blackout dates (Monday-Friday)
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 2
Length of program: 90 minutes

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Three Kings Day: Multicultural Connections (recommended for students in grade 5 and below)
Come celebrate Three Kings Day with El Museo!  Together, we will learn about the traditions of this celebration that include Taíno and Caribbean influences as well as the unique way the holiday has been shaped by the identity of el Barrio and its community.  During this interactive program, we will explore the stories, music, and art of the holiday, in addition to our engaging 14 foot puppets.

Visits available: December 5, 2016-January 27, 2017
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 2
Length of program: 90 minutes

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Beatríz Santiago Muñoz: Document, Critique, Repeat (recommended for grades 6-8)
What happens when the lines between reality and fiction are blurred? In Beatríz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, students will investigate documentary style video art that explores Caribbean environments, politics, and identity.  Together, we will explore elements of this art form and think critically about its purpose in comparison to pieces from El Museo’s permanent collection.  This interactive experience will include close looking, drawing activities, group work and critical thinking discussions.

Visits available: January 18-April 28 (Wednesday-Friday)
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 1
Length of program: 1 hour (guided visit) or 2 hours (guided visit and hands on workshop)

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Beatríz Santiago Muñoz: Looking Through a New Lens
How does art challenge us to see things from different perspectives? In Beatríz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, students will see works of art by a visionary video artist who uses a camera as a tool to counter cultural stereotypes of the Caribbean region and its culture. Students will investigate the power of art as a way to provide alternative portrayals of contemporary experiences. This interactive experience will include close looking, group work, and discussion.

Visits available: January 18-April 28 (Wednesday-Friday)
Number of students per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 1
Length of program: 1 hour (guided visit) or 2 hours (guided visit and hands on workshop)

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Beatríz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors
Through a series of films and videos, A Universe of Fragile Mirrors captures the ironies of post-colonial conditions in the Caribbean—specifically in Haiti and Puerto Rico. Focusing on indigenous cosmologies, post-military spaces, and syncretic religions from the Caribbean, Santiago Muñoz borrows techniques from performance, film, visual ethnography, and anthropology, to document specific communities and public sites. This guided discussion will explore the artist’s own interpretation of the realities in Haiti and Puerto Rico.

Visits available: January 18-April 30 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Number of adults per group: 25
Maximum number of groups at a time: 1
Length of program: 1 hour

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Around the Block
This program consists of a sensory-rich walking tour of El Barrio, which allows visitors to take in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood. Stops include local businesses, murals, community gardens, and cultural institutions. At each location, participants engage in discussions about the ways in which El Museo and the neighborhood have been shaped by the cultural and social practices of the residents of El Barrio.

Visits available:  Starting April 2017
Number of students per group: 20
Maximum number of groups at a time: 3
Length of the program: 90 minutes

 

El Museo invites all community members, organizations, and school groups to share their stories and create connections to Latin American, Caribbean and Latino art in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

General Accessibility
El Museo’s main entrance on 5th avenue between 104th and 105th street, as well as our galleries, café, and store are fully wheelchair accessible. Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor near the café.
Manual wheelchairs and stools are available on a first-come first-serve basis at coat check, free of charge*
Guided visits can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of visitors. To book a guided visit, please complete this form.

Sensory Visits
El Museo invites all students to explore East Harlem’s cultural celebrations through bilingual programming and hands-on activities that engage all of our senses. Together, students and educators will experience Latino history and culture through music, dance, art-making, and much more. To book a visit, please review the themes below, complete the registration request form, and send an email to sschott@elmuseo.org. For additional resources, please visit our accessibility page.

Three Kings Day (December-January)
Come dance, parade, and experience the East Harlem celebration of Three Kings Day! Through hands-on exploration of El Museo’s Three Kings, students will learn about the various traditions, and what it means to give during the holidays. This workshop can be complemented with an optional hands-on workshop.

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Sensory Storytelling: Carnaval (February)
Carnaval is brought to life through multi-sensory storytelling! By combining sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste with a short narrative, students experience this annual festival in a hands-on way. This story can be complemented with an optional mask-making workshop.

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For any questions or request regarding accessibility, please send an email to Access Programs at access@elmuseo.org

Please click here to learn more about our accessibility services!

 

El Museo offers a variety of resources that allow Pre K-12 and adult program educators to link classroom curricula and learning standards with themes and concepts from El Museo’s exhibitions and cultural programs.

For the 2017 Three King’s Day Educator’s Resource Guide, click here.

For the Tito Puente, Mambo King Resource Guide, click here.
For Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion Resource Guideclick here.
For Figure and Form: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection Resource Guide, click here.
For the Waiting For the Biblioburro Resource Guide, click here.

For more information on our upcoming events and past educator resources, please click here.

Pre K-3 programs and Hands-on workshop (90min):
$175 for up to 25 participants from a New York City public school
$225 for up to 25 participants from other groups

Guided visits (1 hour):
$125 for up to 25 participants from a New York City public school
$175 for up to 25 participants from other groups

Guided visits and Hands-on workshops (2 hours):
$175 for up to 25 participants from a New York City public school
$250 for up to 25 participants from other groups

Around the Block (90min):
$175 for up to 20 participants from a New York City public school
$225 for up to 20 participants from other groups

Summer Camp Around the Block and Hands-on workshop (2.5 hours):
$250 for up to 20 participants from a summer camp