SITE Santa Fe connects with educators across all elementary, middle, and high schools in Santa Fe to develop and support curriculum, provide activities in collaboration with classroom teachers and to provide tours in Spanish, ASL, and English for the students. SITE Santa Fe regularly collaborates with the KIVA Program, Santa Fe Public Schools program for youth with disabilities, as well as the Santa Fe Community Educators Network, a group of educators from regional non-profits who are committed to the power of collaboration and collective impact to successfully address community needs by creating and sharing resources across the non-profit sector.

Download a menu of SITE Santa Fe’s education programs

IRL

For a more in-depth experience with artists and presenters, SITE Santa Fe connects creatives directly with students and members of the community to co-create meaningful experiences. In IRL, SITE Santa Fe and educational institutions in Santa Fe work together to bring artists to the classroom and/or students to the museum for multi-day (sometimes multi-year) projects that support teachers and improve social emotional learning. IRL projects often result in presentations at SITE Santa Fe, at the different schools and community organization locations, or in SITE Santa Fe’s Education Lab.

Through IRL, SITE Santa Fe regularly and consistently works with Capital High School, El Camino Real Academy, El Dorado Community School, the Institute for American Indian Arts, Mandela International Magnet School, Milagro Middle School, the Native American Community Academy, New Mexico School for the Arts, the New Mexico School for the Deaf, Ortiz Middle School, Santa Fe High School, the Santa Fe Indian School, the University of New Mexico, and Wood Gormley Elementary.

Distance Learning

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, SITE Santa Fe began developing and distributing distance learning activity kits and curriculums, as well as virtual classroom visits. SITE Santa Fe’s Distance Learning Program offers free set educational tools, including workbooks for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as art activities and videos.

Workbooks:

With a workbook for each of the artists in Displaced: Contemporary Artists Confront the Global Refugee Crisis, these distance learning resources explore topics such as art, geography, history, social studies, and more as they relate to the artists and artwork in the exhibition.

Santa Fe Community Educators Network Workbook

Guadalupe Maravilla (El Salvador, US) presents works that draw on his own personal migratory history and displacement. His work incorporates his pre-colonial Central American ancestry, personal mythology, and autobiographical story-telling.
English: Elementary / Middle / High
Español: Primaria / Intermedia / Secundaria

Hew Locke  (UK/Guyana) presents two large-scale murals of Greek and Mexican Refugee Shares from the early 20th century along with several of his recent boat sculptures evoking ocean crossings of migrants over the centuries.

English: Elementary / Middle / High
Español: Primaria / Intermedia / Secundaria

Harriet Bart (US) and Yu-Wen Wu (Taiwan/US) present Leavings/Belongings, an installation partially created in partnership with New Mexico-based immigrants and refugees.

English: Elementary / Middle / High
Español: Primaria / Intermedia / Secundaria

Art Activities:

SITE has hosted tons of great artist workshops and projects over the years, many of which document thoughtful art projects you can do at home! We invite you to check out the following curated list of activities.

Learn how to make paper flowers with artist Dario Robleto (Part 1Part 2)

Learn how to process heavy topics and transform it into art with artist, Nina Elder