K-12 VIRTUAL TOURS

El Museo del Barrio welcomes educators and students to experience a unique selection of virtual, interactive remote-learning programs based on the Museum’s Permanent Collection and exhibitions. All tours are led by our experienced Museum Educators and open to grades K-12, and college students.  

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

PRICES VARY

El Museo offers a limited number of free virtual group programs for NYC Title 1 schools.  One class per grade, per semester, is eligible for this opportunity. All groups thereafter will be charged according to the rates below.

SCHEDULING YOUR GROUP

K-12 Virtual Programs are available Mondays through Fridays, via the Zoom platform although we will accommodate other platforms if requested, for a maximum of 35 participants per program.

To begin the booking process, please complete the K-12 Virtual Group Programs Request Form. 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, K-12 FAQ & Guidelines.

 

EXHIBITIONS RELATED VIRTUAL TOURS

Popular Painters & Other Visionaries
Ongoing

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.

INFORMATION AND PRICING

Virtual workshops will include opportunities for art making, including drawing, collage and the use of digital art making tools, and themes include: 

  • What’s in a Neighborhood: Community, Culture and Daily Life 
  • Fantastic Beasts: Symbols and Patterns in Nature  
  • Landscapes and Cityscapes: Urban, Rural and Tropical

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

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

  • NYC Public School: $125 for up to 35 participants
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $175 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.

  • NYC Public School: $175 for up to 35 participants
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $225 for up to 35 participants

En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973-1974
Through June 30, 2022

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.

INFORMATION AND PRICING

Virtual tours and art making workshops explore themes of community, NYC neighborhoods, the Puerto Rican diaspora and activism.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

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

  • NYC Public School: $125 for up to 35 participants
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $175 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.

  • NYC Public School: $175 for up to 35 participants
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $225 for up to 35 participants

Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York
Ongoing

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.

INFORMATION AND PRICING

Virtual workshops will include opportunities for art making, including drawing, collage and the use of digital art making tools, and themes include: 

  • Art and Activism: A Commitment to Social Justice 
  • Connecting to Heritage: Indigenous Taino and African Roots What Makes Community?
  • We explore the Taller Boricua/Puerto Rican Art Workshop Collective

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

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

  • NYC Public School: $125 for up to 35 participants
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $175 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.

  • NYC Public School: $175 for up to 35 participants
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $225 for up to 35 participants

ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21
Ongoing

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.

INFORMATION AND PRICING

 

Virtual workshops will include opportunities for art making, including drawing, collage and the use of digital art making tools, and themes include:
  • Culture and Identity; Environmental and Social Justice; Activism, and Memory
  • Latinx and Latin American diasporic experience

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR

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

  • NYC Public School: $125 for up to 35 participants
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $175 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.

  • NYC Public School: $175 for up to 35 participants
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $225 for up to 35 participants

VIRTUAL CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

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

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 a virtual, 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 in El Museo’s galleries.

INFORMATION AND PRICING

VIRTUAL CULTURAL CELEBRATION WORKSHOP

75-minute virtual visit available | Max. 35 participants

  • NYC Public School: $175 for up to 35 participants 
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $225 for up to 35 participants

Multicultural Connections: Three Kings Day
K – 12 & Adults | Winter 2021 – January 31, 2022

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.

INFORMATION AND PRICING

VIRTUAL CULTURAL CELEBRATION WORKSHOP

75-minute virtual visit available | Max. 35 participants

  • NYC Public School: $175 for up to 35 participants 
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $225 for up to 35 participants

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

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.

INFORMATION AND PRICING

VIRTUAL AROUND THE BLOCK WALKING TOUR

75-minute virtual visit available | Max. 35 participants

  • NYC Public School: $175 for up to 35 participants 
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $225 for up to 35 participants

VIRTUAL STORYTELLING

Tito Puente Mambo King Virtual Storytelling Program
PreK – 3rd Grade | Ongoing

Experience the rhythm and sounds of El Barrio with Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo, a bilingual book by Monica Brown. Participants will learn about the East Harlem native known as the King of Mambo and the Godfather of Salsa. In addition to exploring the themes of community heroes, music and dance, students will participate in an art making activity.

INFORMATION AND PRICING

VIRTUAL STORYTELLING PROGRAM

75-minute virtual visit available | Max. 35 participants

  • NYC Public School: $175 for up to 35 participants 
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $225 for up to 35 participants

Waiting for the Biblioburro Virtual Storytelling Program
PreK – 3rd Grade | Ongoing 

Inspired by the children’s book Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro, a bilingual book by Monica Brown.  Participants will be introduced to Ana, a young girl from Colombia who meets a traveling librarian on a donkey The book is based on the true story of Luis Soriano, a teacher and librarian who shares books and a love of literacy with children throughout the mountains of Colombia. This workshop explores the themes of literacy, social justice and life in rural Latin America and concludes with an art making activity. 

INFORMATION AND PRICING

VIRTUAL STORYTELLING PROGRAM

75-minute virtual visit available | Max. 35 participants

  • NYC Public School: $175 for up to 35 participants 
  • Private Schools/Non-NYC Public Schools: $225 for up to 35 participants