El Museo del Barrio recognizes the important role teens have in shaping the cultural landscape of East Harlem and beyond. Because of this, El Museo del Barrio is dedicated to creating a space where teens can explore and create in a supportive environment. Teen programs are designed to empower youth, using El Museo del Barrio’s rich history and art to develop strategies for thinking critically and communicating effectively.  


El Museo Teens is a free, after school program designed for youth from all 5 boroughs, ages 14-19 who are interested in having an all access pass to El Museo’s art, education and artist community. Teens will have the opportunity to create strong networks with museum staff and artists to develop special projects based on the interest of each member.

We are accepting applications to our Spring program! Deadline to apply is January 18, 2019.


Each spring, summer, and fall El Museo del Barrio offers Internship opportunities to promising undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates and career changers who are considering careers in the arts, education, non-profits and museum profession. For more info, click here!