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.
With the Bronx Museum’s temporary closure, we have developed a range of virtual content to continue to encourage connections with art and celebrate and promote youth creativity. Please explore our four categories: Art Studio, Guided Tours, Meet the Artist, and Sharing Stories, as well as our Spanish options: Visitas Guiadas y Estudio del Arte.
(Updated March 2020)
The Group Visits Program is the Bronx Museum’s main service to schools and community groups, providing both inquiry-based and hands-on participatory experiences with contemporary art. Sessions are based on viewer participation with the goal to foster visual literacy and critical thinking.
To begin scheduling a tour, please fill out the tour registration form here.
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.
Created in 2005, the Bronx Museum Teen Council makes contemporary art and culture accessible to urban youth through a series a different platforms. Structured around the production of MuseCasts, video productions available on YouTube and MuseZines, a small publication, Teen Council is comprised of a group of high school students working closely with instructors in the Museum’s Media Lab. Applications for Teen Council, Teen Summer Program, Teen Publishers, and Teen Saturdays are available on the Teen Council Tumblr seasonally.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ mission is to educate students, beginning with those who belong to our community and borough about the pertinence of art in our culture as source of information, investigative tool into history and even as a critical thinking process.
Through partnerships with schools and cultural organizations, we strive to develop a life-long relationship with our community’s educational leaders and learners, allowing them to explore valuable concepts through our exhibitions and art making workshops that help build critical thinking skills, awareness of art as not only an expressive outlet but as a career path through the investigation of museum culture.
School Partnerships and Education Programs are made with support from JP Morgan Chase, The David Rockefeller Fund, Deutsche Bank, and New York Yankees Foundation.
The Bronx Museum offers professional development workshops for teachers. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.