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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.

 

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.

(Updated March 2020)

The Bronx Museum At Home: Art Studio
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Introducing The BxMA 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
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Introducing The BxMA 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
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Introducing The BxMA 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
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Introducing 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: visitas guiadas
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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: estudio del arte
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En estos videos, educadores demostrando actividades de crear arte específicas usando materiales que la mayoría pueden accesar en la casa. Estas actividades regularmente son inspiradas por las exhibiciones presentes y del pasado del museo y enfocan en una actividad un niño/a pueda participar en solo o uno que alienta la cooperación y colaboración de la familia.

Art A Catalyst for Change
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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.

Family Programs
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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.

CASA
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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. 

Teen Programs
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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.
School Partnerships
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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.

Group Visits Program
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Please note that all guided group visits are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to sharing the museum with your group as soon as we can. In the meantime, we invite you to explore our Bronx Museum at Home videos and to email us at education@oilideal.com if you have a suggestion for further virtual programming.

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