COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY GROUP VISITS
Onsite (In-Person) & Virtual

El Museo del Barrio welcomes educators and students to experience a unique selection of virtual and onsite learning programs based on the Museum’s Permanent Collection and exhibitions. All tours are led by our highly trained Museum Educators.

To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff, and to improve your experience at the Museum, please review our visitor guidelines. Please note that scheduled onsite visits are subject to change based on CDC and New York state COVID-19 guidelines.

Please be advised that there is limited program availability. Tour requests can be customized. Please contact groupvisits@elmuseo.org for more information.

SCHEDULING YOUR GROUP

To begin the booking process, please review our Onsite and Virtual offerings below and complete the corresponding College/University Group Visits Request Form that applies to your selection. Please be advised that there is limited program availability and completing a request form does not confirm your reservation. You will receive an automated email acknowledging receipt. An official confirmation email from El Museo will follow confirming your reservation based on availability.

For more information about prices and guidelines, please see our Adult and College Group Program FAQ & Guidelines.  

ONSITE (IN-PERSON) | COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY GROUP VISITS

ONSITE (IN-PERSON) EXHIBITION-RELATED

Exhibition Tours and Workshops
Juan Francisco Elso: Por América
Beginning November 2022

ONSITE (IN-PERSON) INFORMATION AND PRICING

For our Guided Visits, our Museum Educator will lead a tour of the exhibition Juan Francisco Elso: Por América that investigates the brief yet significant career of the late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Elso (1956-1988). He emerged as part of the Volumen Uno (Volume One) generation of contemporary artists who gained international recognition in the early 1980s. The contextual show places Elso’s work in dynamic dialogue with a multigenerational group of artists active both inside and outside of Cuba, the Caribbean, and throughout the Americas, including Ana Mendieta, Glenn Ligon, Belkis Ayón, and Luis Camnitzer, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden. 

EXHIBITION TOUR

The 60-minute Guided Tour includes an inquiry-based discussion and opportunities for engagement led by a highly trained Museum Educator.

  • College/University: $200 for up to 25 participants.

EXHIBITION TOUR & WORKSHOP

The 90-minute program includes an inquiry-based Guided Tour led by our Museum Educator followed by an art-making workshop in El Museo’s Taller (Art Workshop). 

 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 25 participants.

Exhibition Tours & Workshops
DOMESTICANX
Beginning November 2022

ONSITE (IN-PERSON) INFORMATION AND PRICING

For our Guided Visits, our Museum Educator will lead a tour of the exhibition, Domesticanx. This exhibition brings together a group of intergenerational artists whose practices address the private sphere through works related to healing, spirituality, decoration, and the home. Inspired by the concept of “domesticana,” first theorized by artist, scholar, and critic Amalia Mesa-Bains in the 1990s, Domesticanx expands the artist’s original Chicana and feminist theory through the lens of contemporary Latinx intersectionality. Featured artists include Amalia Mesa-Bains, María Brito, Amarise Carreras, Cielo Félix-Hernández, Joel Gaitan, Misla, and Nitza Tufiño.

EXHIBITION TOUR

The 60-minute Guided Tour includes an inquiry-based discussion led by a highly trained Museum Educator.

  • College/University: $200 for up to 25 participants.

EXHIBITION TOUR & WORKSHOP

The 90-minute program includes an inquiry-based Guided Tour led by our Museum Educator followed by an art making workshop in El Museo’s Taller (Art Workshop).

 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 25 participants.

ONSITE (IN-PERSON) CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

Honoring Our Loved Ones: Día de Muertos
K – 12 & Adults | Fall 2022 

ONSITE (IN-PERSON) INFORMATION AND PRICING

Immerse yourself in the sensory-rich celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) which honors the memory and legacy of loved ones. Explore the pre-Colombian origins, and the symbolic elements of this tradition celebrated in Mexico, other parts of Latin American and the U.S, through an interactive discussion followed by an age-appropriate art making workshop. The program will also include the exploration of an ofrenda (altar) designed by a contemporary artist on display at the Museum.

CULTURAL CELEBRATION WORKSHOP

90-minute program available | Max. 25 participants.

  • College/University: $250 for up to 25 participants.

Multicultural Connections: Three Kings Day
K – 12 & Adults | Winter 2022/2023

ONSITE (IN-PERSON) INFORMATION AND PRICING

Learn about the Taino, African, and European influences embedded throughout the traditions of this festive celebration. Explore the way in which El Barrio’s community has shaped the celebration of this holiday in New York City. Participants will delve into the stories, music and visual art of the holiday and explore the origin of our fantastic 14-foot puppets and the museum’s parade, now in its 44th year. The program includes an art making activity.  

CULTURAL CELEBRATION WORKSHOP

90-minute program available | Max. 25 participants.

  • College/University: $250 for up to 25 participants.

Around the Block: Virtual Walking Tours of El Barrio
K – 12 & Adults | Ongoing

ONSITE (IN-PERSON) INFORMATION AND PRICING

Led by our Museum Educators, the Around the Block Walking Tour of El Barrio encourages visitors to take in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood. Learn about the legacy of our communities, the icons that once called El Barrio home, and the art that makes the streets come alive. Stops may include community gardens, murals, local businesses, and landmarks. 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 and its changing landscape.

AROUND THE BLOCK WALKING TOUR

90-minute visit available | Max. 25 participants.

  • College/University: $250 for up to 25 participants.

VIRTUAL TOURS | COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY GROUP VISITS

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION-RELATED

Juan Francisco Elso: Por América
Beginning November 2022

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

For our Virtual Tours, our Museum Educator will lead participants through the exhibition Juan Francisco Elso: Por América, which investigates the brief yet significant career of the late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Elso (1956-1988). He emerged as part of the Volumen Uno (Volume One) generation of contemporary artists who gained international recognition in the early 1980s. The contextual show places Elso’s work in dynamic dialogue with a multigenerational group of artists active both inside and outside of Cuba, the Caribbean, and throughout the Americas, including Ana Mendieta, Glenn Ligon, Belkis Ayón, and Luis Camnitzer, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

The 60-minute Virtual Tour includes an inquiry-based discussion and a sketching, movement or writing activity.

  • College/University: $200 for up to 35 participants.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR & WORKSHOP

The 75-minute Tour and Workshop includes an inquiry based discussion and an art making activity.

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants.

DOMESTICANX
Beginning November 2022

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

Domesticanx brings together a group of intergenerational artists whose practices address the private sphere through works related to healing, spirituality, decoration, and the home. Domesticanx expands the artist’s original Chicana and feminist theory through the lens of contemporary Latinx intersectionality. Featured artists include Amalia Mesa-Bains, María Brito, Amarise Carreras, cielo félix-hernández, Joel Gaitan, Misla, and Nitza Tufiño.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

The 60-minute Virtual Tour includes an inquiry-based discussion and a sketching, movement for writing activity.

  • College/University: $200 for up to 35 participants

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR & WORKSHOP

The 75-minute Tour and Workshop includes an inquiry based discussion and an art making activity.

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants.

Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective
Ongoing

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

For our Virtual Tours, our Museum Educator will guide participants through Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, the first large-scale exhibition since 1988 dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio. The exhibition spans several decades of Ortiz’s production, from the 1950s to the early-2020s, in different media such as film, painting, photography, video installations, documents, and assemblages. Virtual Tours will touch on the themes of identity, activism, decolonization, and representation.

Recommended for Grades 6 and up.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

The 60-minute Virtual Tour includes inquiry-based discussion and a sketching, movement or writing activity.

  • College/University: $200 for up to 35 participants.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR & WORKSHOP

The 75-minute Tour and Workshop includes an inquiry based discussion and an art making activity.

 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants.

Popular Painters & Other Visionaries
Ongoing

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

The exhibition examines the contribution of 35 artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world in the Americas and the Caribbean. Popular visual sources provide the narrative thread of the exhibition, which is divided into thematic sections around labor, daily life, festivities, religion, vernacular architecture, and bodily representations. The artists featured in this exhibition share the common experience of diaspora — whether as African populations in the New World, Latin American and Caribbean people in the United States, or in reference to the displacement of Amerindian populations within their own territories. Virtual tours will feature various themes including cultural traditions and celebrations, landscapes, cityscapes, and daily life, and workshops will include opportunities for art making, including drawing, collage and the use of digital art making tools.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

The 60-minute Virtual Tour includes an inquiry-based discussion and a sketching, movement or writing activity.

  • College/University: $200 for up to 35 participants.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR & WORKSHOP

The 75-minute Tour and Workshop includes an inquiry based discussion and an art making activity. 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants.

En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973-1974
Ongoing

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

This exhibition centers on a single portfolio of 79 photographs by founding members of the Bronx-based collective, Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Roger Cabán, and Felipe Dante, who each focus on the themes of Education, Small Business, and Labor. The images offer a rich visual testament of New York’s Puerto Rican population, with community members photographing their own lived reality. Donated to El Museo del Barrio by En Foco in 1976, this exhibition marks the first time the portfolio is exhibited in full since 1979. In addition to the complete selection of photographs, the show is supplemented with posters, exhibition catalogues, and other ephemera related to En Foco’s historical engagement with El Museo del Barrio.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

The 60-minute Virtual Tour includes an inquiry-based discussion and a sketching, movement or writing activity.

  • College/University: $200 for up to 35 participants.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR & WORKSHOP

The 75-minute Tour and Workshop includes an inquiry based discussion and an art making activity.

 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants.

Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York
Ongoing

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

In celebration of Taller Boricua’s 50th anniversary, this is the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Best known for its cultural empowerment and political activism, the organization commonly known as ‘The Puerto Rican Workshop,’ which began as a printmaking studio, produced and circulated hundreds of prints by artists. The prints, produced mainly in the 1970s, centered on issues of Puerto Rican independence, workers’ rights, and anti-imperialism both locally and in the Caribbean and Latin America, issues that remain relevant today. Virtual tours and workshops will focus on themes of social justice, activism, Nuyorican culture and identity, including the collective’s interest in their Taino heritage.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

The 60-minute Virtual Tour includes an inquiry-based discussion and a sketching, movement or writing activity.

  • College/University: $200 for up to 35 participants.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR & WORKSHOP

The 75-minute Tour and Workshop includes an inquiry based discussion and an art making activity.

 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants.

ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21
Ongoing

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, featuring more than 40 artists from across the United States and Puerto Rico, representing a diversity of generations, genders, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. The exhibition utilizes an intersectional approach to Latinx identity. The phrase Estamos Bien (We Are Good) resonates with the present-day moment in the United States. With many of the works created by artists in the past two years, the exhibition offers students an opportunity to examine several of the current concerns of Latinx communities including class and racial dynamics, displacement and gentrification, climate change, and the impact of the global pandemic.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

The 60-minute Virtual Tour includes an inquiry-based discussion and a sketching, movement or writing activity.

  • College/University: $200 for up to 35 participants.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR & WORKSHOP

The 75-minute Virtual Tour includes an inquiry-based discussion and a sketching, movement or writing activity.

 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants.

VIRTUAL CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

Honoring Our Loved Ones: Día de Muertos
K – 12 & Adults | Fall 2022

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

Immerse yourself in the sensory-rich celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) which honors the memory and legacy of loved ones. Explore the pre-Colombian origins, and the symbolic elements of this tradition celebrated in Mexico, other parts of Latin America and the U.S, through an interactive discussion followed by an age-appropriate art making workshop. The program will also include the exploration of an ofrenda (altar) designed by contemporary artist on display at the Museum. 

VIRTUAL CULTURAL CELEBRATION WORKSHOP

75-minute virtual visit available.

 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants.

Multicultural Connections: Three Kings Day
K – 12 & Adults | Winter 2022/2023

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

Learn about the Taino African, and European influences embedded throughout the traditions of this festive celebration. Virtually explore the way in which El Barrio’s community has shaped the celebration of this holiday in New York City. Participants will delve into the stories, music and visual art of the holiday and explore the origin of our fantastic 14-foot puppets and the museum’s parade, now in its 44th year. Virtual workshops include an art making activity.

VIRTUAL CULTURAL CELEBRATION WORKSHOP

75-minute virtual visit available. 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants.

Around the Block: Virtual Walking Tours of El Barrio
K – 12 & Adults | Ongoing

VIRTUAL INFORMATION AND PRICING

Take in the sights, sounds and history of our neighborhood on this walking tour! Learn about the legacy of our communities, the icons that once called El Barrio home, and the art that makes the streets come alive.  Virtual ‘stops’ may include community gardens, murals, local businesses and landmarks.

VIRTUAL CULTURAL CELEBRATION WORKSHOP

75-minute virtual visit available.

 

  • College/University: $250 for up to 35 participants