The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations support the Classroom Connections programs
Classroom Connections (CRC) are in-depth, long-term multi-session programs that link El Museo’s cultural resources with social studies, English, science, and art in all grade level (K-12) by sending artist-educators to work in classrooms.
With the support of school and El Museo administrators, each partnership consists of classroom teachers and teaching artists who design and implement a program that enables students to develop an apply visual literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.
Throughout the program, museum teaching artist and other staff work closely with classroom teachers to develop ways of integrating artistic practices into classroom curricula that will help students learn how to apply their skills. The program includes museum visits; classroom visits from the teaching artist, art-making activities, and a final presentation at one of El Museo weekend family programs at the end of the school year.
El Museo conducts at least eight sessions with each CRC partnership in order to build a community and safe space to have an honest dialogue while also creating a final project and meaningful connections
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations encourage the unique positioning of El Museo del Barrio within New York’s long-established museum scene. They deeply believe in cultural mediation and youth empowerment through the arts.