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. For more information about prices and guidelines, please see our, K-12 FAQ & Guidelines. 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.

 

EXHIBITIONS RELATED VIRTUAL TOURS

Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York
Available Oct. 19, 2020 – Jan. 15, 2021

75 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 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

Popular Painters & Other Visionaries
Available Oct. 19, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021

We are excited to share El Museo’s first online exhibition examining the contribution of 30 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 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

VIRTUAL CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

Honoring Our Loved Ones: Día de Muertos
K – 12 | 2021 TBD

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.

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 | December 7, 2020 – January 29, 2021

Learn about the Taino African, and Eurpean 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 | 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: Walking Tours of El Barrio
K – 12 & Adults | January 2021- 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.

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 | December 2020 – 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, participants will create their own instrument!

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 | December 2020 – 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. 

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