Cool Culture

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You’re Invited!

Museum Mile Festival

Join us at the Museum of the City of New York for an afternoon of art, culture, community building, and fun for the whole family!

Can’t attend? Make a generous donation.

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We Are A Work of Art

Health + Wellbeing Initiative

Brings families and communities together to connect, create, imagine, and act to inspire collective wellbeing and healing.

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News and Events

Check out the latest news and happenings at Cool Culture.

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You’re Invited!:

Museum Mile Festival

Join us for an afternoon of art, culture, community building, and fun for the whole family!

Slide

We Are A Work of Art

Health + Wellbeing Initiative

Brings families and communities together to connect, create, imagine, and act to inspire collective wellbeing and healing.

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News and Events

Check out the latest news and happenings at Cool Culture.

"We love going to museums with the Cool Culture Pass. To be able to have that quality time with them as a dad, it's beautiful."
Cool Culture Parent
"Cool Culture is one of the most important organizations in New York City that brings the institutions and the audiences together."
Arnold Lehman, former director, Brooklyn Museum
"Cool Culture brings families together. We sit down to do the activities together. It's that bond between parents and children that is so meaningful for me."
Cool Culture Parent
Cultural Partners Visitation Portal:

Connecting You to Museum Reopenings and Safety Policies!

Effortlessly Stay Informed and Plan Your Cultural Visits

Cultural Partners Visitation Portal:

Connecting You to Museum Reopening's and Safety Policies!

Effortlessly Stay Informed and Plan Your Cultural Visits

Strengthening Cross-Cultural Connections
Through Art

We collaborate with families and educators to advocate for cultural equity and social change.

Our Programs

At the core of Cool Culture's work is the use of art and culture as a vehicle for transformation that engages our emotional, intellectual and political imaginations

Cool Culture believes that art is a human right, a
powerful means of self-expression, and a bridge
that allows us to transcend boundaries between and
across cultures to build community and to increase
our capacity for dialogue and understanding.

Cool Culture believes that art is a human right, a powerful means of self-expression, and a bridge that allows us to transcend boundaries between and across cultures to build community and to increase our capacity for dialogue and understanding.

Three Words
That Describe
Cool Culture

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief
Curator at Studio Museum in Harlem
describes Cool Culture as enriching radical and purposeful. Watch this brief video to to learn why.

Thelma Golden

Director and Chief Curator Studio Museum in Harlem

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Three Words That Describe Cool Culture

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem describes Cool Culture as enriching. radical and purposeful. Watch this brief video to to learn why
Thelma Golden

Director and Chief Curator The Studio
Museum in Harlem

Impact

Since 1999, over a
million families have
been positively impacted
by our professional work

Impact

Since 1999, over a million families have been positively impacted by our professional work

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“I was able to take what looked like an error and turn it into something beautiful.” @lisawade325 shares about the process for her piece “Black Joy” in the exhibition “Free Your Mind” at @jamaicaartscenter curated by @shennavaughn. Visit the gallery before the exhibit closes on September 1! 
#CulturalPartner Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is free and open to the public 10am-9pm Monday through Friday and 10am-6pm on Saturdays. 
Video description: Lisa Wade, wearing a black dress with a piano print, speaks to visitors who are off camera while standing in front of her artwork, “Black Joy,” a framed photograph of a dancer.
Hey Cool Culture families! Do you have questions on how to make the most of your Family Pass? Check out this tutorial created by one of our summer interns to know where to use the pass and how to use it. Current Cool Culture Family Passes are valid until October 31. Happy adventuring!
Video description: Screenshots of the Cool Culture website with text and animated narrator reading through the steps.
There’s still time to see “Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party” @posterhousenyc with your #FamilyPass before the exhibition closes next month! Listen to what curator Es-pranza Humphrey shares about her hopes for family engagement, and visit the space on September 10th for a special Poster Kids activity. Participants will explore how the Black Panthers expressed themselves through clothing, accessories, poses, gestures, and words then create their own self-portraits. Admission to the program is free but advanced registration is required.
Video description: Interview footage with Es-pranza Humphrey standing in front of a section of the exhibit with a clear wall and a circular poster with a dove, broken chains, and the words “Peace and Freedom.” Images of Es-pranza leading a tour in the space and photos of other sections of the exhibit with posters and newspapers are also shown.
We are excited to launch enrollment for our 2023-2024 program year of Cool Culture’s Citywide Cultural Access Program. Principals, directors, family coordinators and other education leaders, please visit our website at coolculture.org/centers-schools (or the link in our bio) for details on eligibility and to access the enrollment form.
Caregivers and families, you can advocate for your school or center to enroll or re-enroll by sharing your experiences and the link above. Your passes are valid through October 31, 2023 and we hope your family continues to enjoy the offerings of our cultural partners throughout the summer.
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Museum Mile Festival: Bring The Cool

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

6pm – 9pm

At Bring the Cool, caregivers, families and children are encouraged to see themselves as the artists, storytellers, creators and curators that they are.