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Films, Workshops, Programs for Children, Teens and Families

Our culture-based educational programs include lectures, workshops, films, children and family programs, seminars and tours - all related to The Center's collections and exhibitions.

Find out more about upcoming films and events

For Teens

    Our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) provides culture-based educational opportunities for teens. High school students from the Greater Hartford area help The Center-and themselves-by:

  • Engaging their peers in The Center's art and events
  • Expanding their own knowledge and relationship with the museum
  • Building their creative skills
  • Gaining valuable marketing experience

TAG's first project was an exciting video that gives a fresh look at youth culture in Hartford.
I Am Whatever You Say I Am
is a video documentary about hip hop culture and skateboarding. TAG is currently working with MATRIX 164 artist, Jan Tichy, on Lighten UP, A Public Art Project to be unveiled on May 20 at the Wilson-Gray Center. Join us for the reception.

More about TAG
TAG application

Neighborhood Studio Neighborhood Studios: Teen Apprentices

    Teens have a chance to create and exhibit their photography through The Center's six-week Neighborhood Studio Summer Youth Apprenticeship program. In association with the Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Center will train ten teen apprentices to create and exhibit photography thematically linked to exhibitions on view.

2012 Neighborhood Studios GHAC Blog

2012 Studios Press Release

2012 Neighborhood Studios Program

2012 Neighborhood Studios Apprentices in Process

Visit for more information about the Neighborhood Studios program.

Neighborhood Studios is sponsored by the Greater Hartford Arts Council.
Great Hartford Art Council

Internship Opportunities

    Interns give The Amistad Center an influx of creativity and energy! If you'd like to help with creative and administrative support for our programs, projects and events-and you meet the qualifications below-send in your application.

    Internship Qualifications
  • Major in one of the following (preferred) fields: African American Studies, American Studies, Art History, Education, Museum Studies or History.
  • Majors not within these fields should have a sincere interest in African American culture.
  • Graduate students or recent grads, though undergraduate seniors will be considered.
  • Self-motivated with strong writing and organization skills.
  • Able to take direction well and work independently or with a team.
  • Responsible and willing to devote most of the academic year to the internship (school breaks, midterms, finals, etc. are exempt).
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly to changes.

For Researchers and Scholars

To view objects in the collection, researchers and scholars may arrange an appointment by writing to The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. You may also contact us by emailing

To arrange special tours of The Amistad Center's exhibitions, or to explore themes of African American art and history as they relate to the museum, call the Group Tour Office (860) 838-4046.