Institutional Partnerships

The Jewish Museum partners with a host of institutions dedicated to education, the arts, serving individuals with special needs, and supporting families. Through these partnerships, the Museum and its collaborators pursue a wide variety of initiatives, whose goals have included mounting dynamic Public Programs, holding unique studio workshops for college-age art students, and helping children and their families develop visual literacy skills through art-making and gallery experiences. With the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and staff as resources, the opportunities for prospective institutional partners to further their missions is only limited by the imagination.

University Partnerships

Workshops and lectures tailored for professors and students

Our academic partnerships range from university courses taught at the Museum to seminars to collaborative performance workshops. Partner organizations include Columbia University, Parsons The New School for Design, and Tent: Encounters with Jewish Culture.

For more information and inquiries about university class visits and partnerships, please contact universityprograms@thejm.org.

School Partnerships

Educational experiences for grades Pre-K through 12

The Museum works closely with schools to foster dynamic art education, from Pre-K through 12th grade. Two such programs, Art Partners and Chaverim, provide free, arts-based instruction to students at New York City public schools and Jewish day schools. Over multiple visits with a teaching artist from the Museum, these programs make connections between a partner school’s curriculum and the Museum’s exhibitions and collection.  Students experiment with various art forms in studio art activities, build their visual arts vocabulary, and consider art in a cultural and historical context. 

For more information and inquiries about school partnerships, please contact 212.423.3270 or schoolprograms@thejm.org.
The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education’s school programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz.

Generous support is provided by the Samuel Brandt Fund, The Leir Charitable Foundations, Kekst Family, Capital One, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Gray Foundation, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Nissan Foundation, Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Con Edison, Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation, Deborah and Michael Rothman, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Pamela and Richard Rubinstein Foundation, Elias A. Cohen Foundation, Inc., Frederic R. Coudert Foundation, Henry E. Niles Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, and other donors.

Educational Programming is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Council Member Mark Levine, Council Member Barry Grodenchik, Council Member Peter Koo, and the City Council.

Access Partnerships

Engaging programs for children and adults with disabilities

Through dynamic partnerships with special education schools, adult care facilities, and non-profit organizations, the Museum provides individuals with disabilities opportunities to make personal connections to culture, history, and to each other through art. Working with a teaching artist over a series of visits both on- and off-site, participants examine artwork from the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, explore a variety of art forms, and experiment with materials and techniques through art making. Access partnerships serve children and adults with developmental delays, visual impairments, and cognitive disabilities, among other audiences.

For more information and inquiries about Access partnerships, please contact access@thejm.org.
Access School Programs are made possible by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation and the Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council.

Family Partnerships

Immersive experiences for parents and children

The Jewish Museum is interested in engaging with families across the city, both on- and off-site. The Museum has been involved with the Literacy Through Culture program through its partnership with Cool Culture; has engaged with Parent Associations at the Dalton School and the Hannah Senesh Community Day School; and has partnered with organizations such as Reboot and Baby Loves Disco. We look forward to working with other like-minded organizations interested in family outreach.

For more information and inquiries about Family Partnerships, please contact familyprograms@thejm.org.