Artist Studios (6th floor, 10am - 6pm)

Meet several of the artists and designers in New Territories who will demonstrate their practice during the first week of the exhibition, sharing their processes, materials, and concepts with guests. Museum visitors are invited to visit these artists while they work, ask questions and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative practices of these makers.
Tuesday, November 4 
Chiachio & Giannone, Argentina
Cubotoy, Chile
Wednesday, November 5
Chiachio & Giannone, Argentina
Raul Cabra & Magda Angeles, Mexico
Thursday, November 6
Chiachio & Giannone, Argentina
DFC, Mexico
Friday, November 7
Chiachio & Giannone, Argentina
Cubotoy, Chile
DFC, Mexico
Guided Group Tours

Private tours of this exhibition are available for small and large groups throughout the duration of the exhibition. Tours highlight major themes of the exhibition, and selected works, and the museum's history. Click here 

Public Tours of New Territories

Public tours for individuals and families are available daily at the museum at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Additional tours at 1:30 pm are offered on the weekends: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For a complete list of public tours. Click here. 

TEEN Programs

Dates flexible, registration required: Peer-to-Peer tours

A tour exchange for high school student groups from after school clubs and cultural organizations around the city, conducted by MAD’s youth council the Teen Trustees. Students will work together in the galleries to foster lively interactive conversations about works on display and the cultural implications of the exhibition New Territories. Email for more information.

Friday, November 21: Teen Night (4-8:30pm)

Hosted in collaboration by MAD’s Teen Trustees (former MAD Arts Life Interns) and the New York Museum Teen Summit, Teen Night is the Museum’s biggest youth event of the year; over 180 teens attended in 2013. Teens will experience an evening of live music, gallery conversations, hands-on projects, snacks and conversational activities spurred by the exhibition. Email for more information.

FAMILY Programs

Family Guide

A printed resource suitable for ages 6 and up, this guide is full of fun facts, intriguing questions, and activities to help families explore New Territories. The family guide can be picked up at Visitor Services.

Studio Sunday Family Workshop – Sunday, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, and April 5 (2-4pm)

On the first Sunday of the month, join artist educators to explore New Territories. Families are invited to drop into the classroom on the sixth floor at MAD for a variety of hands-on projects inspired by the objects in the exhibition. Intergenerational visitors can feel comfortable and enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn through their  hands while having a good time together in our galleries and studio. Free with admission. This program is suitable for ages 6 and up.

Family Day – Saturday, January 24 (10-4pm)

Family Day offers countless opportunities for children of all ages to create, learn, and explore. Artist educators and docents will guide families through galleries to provide insight into New Territories. Families will be able to participate in intergenerational workshops to create objects inspired by the exhibition, view select films and special performances, and meet the artists in the Open Studios. This program is suitable for ages 6 and up.

Activate! – Tuesday, February 17 – Friday, February 10 (all day, free with museum admission)

During winter break, kids and families are invited to spend a day at MAD, exploring New Territories. In the classroom and artist studios, MAD's team of educators will offer drop-in participatory activities inspired by objects in the exhibition. This program is suitable for ages 6 and up.

SCHOOL Programs


Weekday workshops and tours for K-12 classes, schoolteachers in collaboration with the artist educators identify one of MAD’s current exhibitions for deep investigation with students.  MAD’s teaching artists begin the 90-minute program with an inquiry-led tour in the galleries, and later students explore 3-D or processed-oriented art making in the MADlab classroom.  For more information on booking, click here. Click here

TEACHER Programs

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – Teachers’ Open House

Join MAD’s education team for a first-day preview of New Territories and a featured artist presentation and hands-on workshop led by Pepe Lopez.  MAD’ educators will lead gallery discussions outlining topics for engagement and demonstrate the benefits for implementing distance learning tools such as Teachers’ Resource Packets in class. Don't miss the opportunity to network with other educators while supplementing your existing knowledge of contemporary art, craft and design in Latin America. Click here

Monday, February 2, 2015 – Teacher’s Professional Development

NYC schoolteachers from MAD’s Teacher Advisory Committee will demonstrate the mutual benefits of museum and school partnerships, and the potential to deepen student engagement on skill-based making, and social and emotional learning through sustainable lessons and conversations about art, craft and design in Latin American. Working in New Territories, teachers will explore ways of integrating art and empathy as a point of entry.