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A painting by Aliza Nisenbaum of two people reading the paper

Carrie Moyer (b. 1960), Swiss Bramble, 2016. Acrylic and glitter on canvas, 84 × 78 in. (213.4 × 198.1cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York

Family Programs 

2017 Biennial Family Opening

Sat, Mar 25, 2017  10:30 AM–3 PM

For families with kids of all ages

We invite families to celebrate the opening of the 2017 Biennial. Explore how artists respond to important social and political issues of our time. 

Free with Museum admission.

illustration of africans being thrown overboard from a slave ship

Africans Thrown Overboard from a Slave Ship, Brazil, ca. 1830s
This woodcut was originally published in The Liberator, the American abolitionist newspaper, 7 January 1832 (vol. 11, p. 2) and appeared in several later issues in that year. It accompanied a brief article on Brazil which describes how sickly captive Africans were thrown overboard alive in the port of Rio so that slave captains, knowing they could not be sold, would avoid paying import duties on them.

Public Programs 

Race, Finance, and the Afterlife of Slavery

Wed, Mar 29, 2017  6:30 PM

Justin Leroy presents on the overlapping histories of race and financial innovation, from slave insurance to social entrepreneurship, in conjunction with Cameron Rowland’s project for the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students and seniors).

Tickets
A painting by Aliza Nisenbaum of two people reading the paper

Aliza Nisenbaum, La Talaverita, Sunday Morning NY Times, 2016. Oil on linen, 68 × 88 in. (172.7 × 223.5 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy T293 Gallery, Rome and Mary Mary, Glasgow

BIENNIAL EDUCATOR NIGHT

THURS, MAR 30, 2017 6:30–8:30 pm

Calling all NYC K-12 teachers: We invite you to preview the 2017 Whitney Biennial for free!

Join us for a special-after hours event just for teachers. Have snacks, explore the Biennial, and participate in a large-scale collaborative art-making project.

Register

K-12 teachers

Book a visit

Bring your students to explore the Whitney’s fall exhibitions. Guided Visits for K-12 students are thematic gallery tours that build upon classroom learning.

Free Guided Student Visits for New York City Public and Charter Schools endowed by The Allen and Kelli Questrom Foundation.
A school group tours the galleries
A school group on a Guided Visit, May 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Students on a Guided Visit, 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Group of people look at a painting in the galleries
Participants in a community program with ELESAIR (English Language and Employment Services for Adult Immigrants and Refugees) discuss Jasper Johns, Three Flags, 1958. Photograph by Danielle Linzer

Art As Experience

In conjunction with the opening of the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, the Whitney Education Department is inaugurating new and expanded programming designed to engage diverse audiences. A touchstone for the development of Whitney Education in our new location is the American philosopher and educator John Dewey (1859–1952) and his classic 1934 text Art as Experience.
A group of teens paint together

Teens work on a collaborative painting in the Hearst Artspace, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, 2015. Photograph by Andrew Kist

The Laurie M. Tisch Education Center

For the first time in its history, the Whitney Museum has a dedicated space for education with the opening of the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Centrally located on the Museum’s Third Floor and adjacent to the Susan and John Hess Family Theater, the Education Center provides opportunities for museum educators to work in innovative ways, offering audiences drop-in programming, hands-on learning, and in-depth and interdisciplinary programming. The Laurie M. Tisch Education Center is a hub where visitors can engage with artists and enliven and enrich their museum experience.

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Upcoming Programs

Open Studio for Teens: Tamara Renée, November 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Teen Event: New York City teens
4–6 PM
Carrie Moyer (b. 1960), Swiss Bramble, 2016. Acrylic and glitter on canvas, 84 x 78 in. (213.4 x 198.1cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Families engaging with works on view, January 2017. Photograph by Natasha Stanglmayr
Family Programs
10:45–11:15 AM
Families engaging with works on view, January 2017. Photograph by Natasha Stanglmayr
Family Programs
11:30 AM–12 PM
Families engaging with works on view, January 2017. Photograph by Natasha Stanglmayr
Family Programs
1:30–2 PM
Open Studio, January 2017. Photograph by Natasha Stanglmayr
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Open Studio for Teens: Tamara Renée, November 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Teen Event: New York City teens
4–6 PM
Aliza Nisenbaum, La Talaverita, Sunday Morning NY Times, 2016. Oil on linen, 68 x 88 in. (172.7 x 223.5 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy T293 Gallery, Rome and Mary Mary, Glasgow
Teen Event: New York City teens
5–7 PM
Cauleen Smith (b. 1967), In the Wake, 2017. Satin, poly-satin, quilted pleather, upholstery, wool felt, wool velvet, indigo-dyed silk-rayon velvet, indigo-dyed silk satin, embroidery floss, metallic thread, acrylic fabric paint, acrylic hair beads, acrylic barrettes, satin cord, polyester fringe, poly-ilk- tassels, plastic-coated paper, and sequins. Sixteen components, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm) each. Collection of the artist; courtesy Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, and Kate Werble Gallery, New York. Sewed by: Keeley Haftner, Elgee King, Jinn Bronwen Lee, Kate S. Lee, Elizabeth Van Loan, April Martin, Nicole Mauser, Magritte Emanuel Nankin, Carolina Poveda, Darling Shear, Danielle Wordelman
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
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