El Museo del Barrio’s Making Connections program offers in-depth, multi-session, bilingual residencies designed to link El Museo del Barrio’s cultural resources with learning settings beyond the museum. Throughout the program, El Museo del Barrio teaching artists and museum staff work closely with educators and community organizers from each partnering group to develop a curriculum, which meet their unique needs, while ensuring a meaningful experience relevant to lives of participants. Teaching artists use El Museo’s collection and current exhibitions to improve student visual literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Participants also become empowered through further exploration of their culture and identity in connection with core subjects like Language Arts and Social Studies.

Residencies are 10-12 weeks long, and typically involve 1-2 visits to El Museo’s galleries.

This year, the experience and artwork produced in the partnerships is part of our annual exhibit Cuéntame: Stories from New York, on view at El Museo. Please click below to learn more about our partners on view. We hope that their stories inspire you to make connections of your own.