SITE’s education and public programs seek to make contemporary art accessible to a wide and diverse audience, stimulate a high level of discourse, and explore multiple perspectives of art and culture on an international scale.

Through SITE’s education programs, we seek to be a platform for empowering and educating the next generation of museum professionals, artists, and advocates of art and culture.



SITEcenter was the education and outreach component of the SITElines exhibitions, which focused on art from the Americas in a biennial format. SITEcenter signals a commitment to tie the curatorial process with education outreach efforts and a deeper engagement within in the community of Santa Fe. SITEcenter programs included commissioning artists to work on projects within the community as well as lectures and events related to the themes of the exhibitions.

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Iris Haussler with students
Artist Iris Haussler talks with students about her work in the “More Real?” exhibition at SITE
SITE Zines
SITE Santa Fe’s Zine Program provided a unique opportunity for students to work directly with exhibitions and exhibiting artists to create handmade arts magazines reproduced and distributed at the museum. The Zine Program was a three-part project in which Ring Director of Education & Curator of Public Practice, Joanne Lefrak, visited the classroom to introduce the concepts behind SITE Santa Fe’s exhibition as well as, “zines,” handmade magazines that can be reproduced in a cost effective manner. The students then visited SITE Santa Fe for an in depth experience with the exhibition, often having the opportunity to work closely with one of the artists in the show to inspire their zine created back in the classroom. At the conclusion of the project, the zines were available to the public and distributed with SITE Santa Fe’s other printed materials.

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