The Story of CALTA21

In the words of our founder and a collaborating educator, this video illustrates the story and philosophy behind CALTA21 and the program’s impact on students. After a two-year collaboration with the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Patricia… Read More

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Grants Patricia Lannes the 2020 Art Changemaker Award

Each year, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey honors someone from their community with the Art Changemaker Award, granted to those who use art as a positive force for social good. Patricia Lannes was honored to accept… Read More

Museums as Allies: Mobilizing to Address Migration – Journal of Museum Education

We are excited to announce that Patricia Lannes recently published an article and served as a guest editor for the February 2019 edition of the Journal of Museum Education. The special edition of the journal is dedicated to exploring the ways that… Read More

Patricia Lannes featured in #WonderWomen Series by Jill Vitiello

It was an honor to be interviewed by Jill Vitiello of Vitiello Communication Group and featured in her #WonderWomen series. Jill has used her blog to highlight the work of businesswomen doing remarkable work – and we’re grateful… Read More

Partnership Building with the Fleisher Art Memorial and Sunrise of Philadelphia

CALTA21 partnered with the Fleisher Art Memorial to expand upon our previous collaborations and training – this time incorporating a community-based organization called Sunrise of Philadelphia. Sunrise supports youth facing adversity by helping them to discover their strengths,… Read More

The Barnes Foundation Education Department explores engagement strategies for English language learners

Museum educators, docents and teaching artists participated in a professional development workshop facilitated by Patricia Lannes at the Barnes Foundation. The Barnes is a historic organization that has traditionally been perceived as exclusive, inheriting and sharing Dr. Barnes’… Read More

Meeting Challenges in Education and Building Community Partnerships with Elizabeth Public Schools and VACNJ

We hosted numerous CALTA21 Professional Development sessions at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey over the course of the 2017-2018 school year. Museum leadership staff from the center, along with more than thirty-five middle and high school… Read More

Latino Audiences: Embracing Complexity in GENIAL

CALTA21 Partners with the New Jersey Visual Arts Center and the Elizabeth School District

We’re pleased to announce that CALTA21 will be working with our neighbors at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and the Elizabeth Public Schools to help them expand their capacity to serve English Language Learners in the… Read More

Just announced! National and International conference presentations by the CALTA21 team

Museums, arts and social change enthusiasts, mark your calendars! CALTA21 believes in sharing our passion, knowledge and experience with those also interested in the intersection of art, museums, language, immigration and its value in shaping a more inclusive… Read More

Call for Applicants: Documentary Filmmaking for New Immigrants and Refugees

Call for applicants – deadline tomorrow (April 28th, 2017 at 5pm! In the greater Boston area, an opportunity for new immigrants and refugees to participate in a documentary film project. No experience necessary – please share with those… Read More

MoMA’s “What if we shared our stories?”

Watch CALTA21’s Patricia Lannes talk about her experience as coming to the United States. This video was made with the support of MoMA’s Community Partnership program.