Community Programs: Resources


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As part of the Community Arts Initiative, we invite artists to collaborate with community youth to create a work of art inspired by the Museum’s encyclopedic collection.


These websites offer information for art educators and parents on the educational benefits of visiting museums and encouraging artistic exploration.

Family Involvement Storybook Corner

This section of the Harvard Family Research Project Web site explores using children's storybooks with family involvement themes to engage families in their children's education. The HFRP's complementary learning philosophy encourages partnerships among families, schools, and community-based organizations (such as museums) to support learning.

Learning Through Art

Learning Through Art, an artists-in-the-schools program of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, encourages teachers and teaching artists to design art projects that support student learning across the curriculum. Recent research shows that both looking at art and hands-on art-making activities help students build important critical-thinking, art, and literacy skills. This web site offers classroom tools for discussing and exploring art and a database of additional resources. Learning Point Associates operates from the belief that strong and comprehensive after-school programs help provide a solid base for educational success. This site offers resources to help schools and districts plan, create, and evaluate strong after-school programs.

Americans for the Arts

The nonprofit organization Americans for the Arts works in and with local communities to create opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. This site also offers facts about the benefits of art education.

Massachusetts After-School Partnership (MAP)

MAP is a statewide after-school network dedicated to improving quality and resources for after-school, summer, and youth programs in the state of Massachusetts.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time

NIOST seeks to give children, youth, and families access to high-quality programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours.

Family Friendly Schools

Resources for educators to encourage family engagement in the learning process.