Caramoor advocates inclusive arts-in-education exploration. We believe in an intercultural arts practice that actively and purposefully involves artists and communities from a range of national and international ethnic and cultural groups and from across a breadth of physical and mental abilities, languages, social classes and gender identifications so that the voices and stories of the multiple publics we now serve are heard, expressed, and celebrated.
Cultural Heritage Festivals
Cultural heritage festivals and programs illuminate vividly how Caramoor has embarked on the bold endeavor to develop sustained relationships with partners centered on two-way learning and co-production. We are carefully listening to what the many communities surrounding Caramoor are teaching us. Our shifting of values and attitudes within our team has empowered us to become more authentically woven into the cultural lives of our increasingly diverse constituencies.
For information about the Caramoor Kids school curriculum program and community engagement, or about bringing an organization or school group to Caramoor, please contact our Director of School Programs and Community Engagement, Adina Williams, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.232.8421.
Below are two examples of when INTEMPO and, separately, a group of students from SUNY Purchase visited Caramoor.
INTEMPO Visits Caramoor
INTEMPO visits Caramoor
New Caramoor community partner, INTEMPO, a neighborhood music school in Stamford, CT, joined us at an August public concert featuring the all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache. The many INTEMPO music students, teachers, and family members arrived a few hours prior to the concert so they could explore our collection of Sound Art and lend their own artistic voices by “playing” Trimpin’s In ”C” on a nearby keyboard. INTEMPO also toured the Rosen House. INTEMPO youth tried their collective hands on our historic Theremin, offering up to the House fresh, surprising interpretations and improvisations.
We invited a SUNY Purchase student within the Mixed-Media Major department — under the guidance of Professor Liz Phillips, Lecturer of Sculpture — to visit Caramoor and the Sonic Innovations installation. We would like to share Blake Albano’s reflection of his visit and interaction with Annea Lockwood’s Piano Garden.