About the education department

By providing an open forum for discussion and experimentation, the Education Department at the Bronx Museum works as a catalyst for ideas and dialogue. We promote engaging and transformational art experiences with the goal of connecting the viewer’s personal experience with relevant areas in contemporary culture.

The Bronx Museum At Home: Art Studio

Often inspired by our current or past exhibits, these videos focus on at home art making activities that children can engage with independently or that encourage family cooperation and collaboration.

The Bronx Museum at Home: Guided Tours

Educators provide engaging tours of current and past exhibits at the Museum, providing background information and encouraging viewers to make connections and develop close looking skills.

The Bronx Museum At Home: Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist is a series of interviews with artists who share their practice, background, and work.

The Bronx Museum at Home: Sharing Stories

Sharing Stories are videos that highlight narratives from museum exhibits and events and from around the Bronx and New York City. 

El Bronx Museum en casa: estudio del arte

A menudo inspirados en nuestras exhibiciones actuales o pasadas, estos videos se enfocan en actividades de creación de arte en el hogar en las que los niños pueden participar de forma independiente o que fomentan la cooperación y colaboración familiar.

El Bronx Museum en casa: visitas guiadas

En estos videos, educadores proveer excursiones atractivas de las exhibiciones del pasado y los que son presente en el museo, proporcionando información y invitan a la audiencia hacer conecciones y desarrollar sus habilidades para ver de cerca.

El Bronx Museum en casa: conozcan al artista

Conozcan al Artista es una serie de entrevistas con artistas que hablan de su práctica, experiencia, y obra. 

Art A Catalyst for Change
Anti Gun Violence After School Program

For three years, the Museum has led a series of anti-gun violence after-school programs at local middle and high schools located in police precincts with high incidences of gun violence. At each site, participants use art to create an anti-gun violence campaign.

Cultural After-School Adventures

Cultural After-School Adventures (CASA) serves 5th grade students from P.S.73. During sessions, students read classic work of literature, visit the Museum's current exhibits, and synthesize their experience through puppet-making and other smaller projects inspired by the themes and imagery. 

School Partnerships

As the twenty-first century moves forward, challenging our preconceived views about what art is, the task of connecting contemporary art to existing models proves to be more complex and demanding. It is vital then that our youth learns important aspects of museum culture, especially that of contemporary art museums.

Family Programs

Family Affair is a seasonal afternoon program on select Saturday afternoons that promotes the special bond between parents/guardians and their children (ages 12 and under) through art-making and exhibition tours. Family Affair offers an ever-changing program that includes hands-on activities developed in collaboration with teaching artists, performances, guided tours, screenings, and many other surprises.

Teen Programs
Teen programs at the Bronx Museum provide young adults with the opportunity to creatively express their ideas and participate actively in the museum space. They present an open forum for the creative expression of ideas and dialog on issues affecting young people and the promotion of the Bronx as an important cultural, political, and artistic force.
Group Visits Program

The Group Visits Program is the Museum’s main service to schools and community groups. Tours examine current exhibitions through thematic discussion, and provide inquiry-based and hands-on participatory experiences with contemporary art. Sessions connect contemporary artwork on view with the viewer’s personal experience to foster creative engagement, visual literacy and critical thinking.


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