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Children engaging with works on view

Families engaging with works on view, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist

Family Programs 

Whitney Kids Tours

Select Saturdays

For families with kids ages 5 and up

Join us for a short, interactive family tour of kid-friendly works on view in current exhibitions! 

April 8, 22, 29
10:45 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm

Free with Museum admission.

An installation view of a work by Raul de Nieves. Beaded shoes in front of a stained glass window

Raul de Nieves, UUU MEE,  2015–2016. Beads, artist-worn shoe, glue and fiberglass, left: 54 × 30 × 25 in; right: 61 × 30 × 24 in. Collection of the Artist; courtesy Company Gallery. Photograph Bill Orcutt

Family Programs 

2017 Biennial Family Day

Sat, May 6, 2017  9:30 AM–3 PM

For families with kids of all ages

Don’t miss the chance to bring your kids to visit the Whitney Biennial. Families are invited take part in a large-scale art workshop with a Biennial artist.

9:30–10:30 am: special early opening just for families!

Tickets
semi-abstract landscape in bright green, orange, and red

Shara Hughes (b. 1981), In The Clear, 2016. Oil and dye on canvas, 68 × 60 in. (172.7 × 152.4 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist and Rachel Uffner, New York

Crash Courses on Contemporary Art

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Drawing on works in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, this series of intensive, single-session courses, led by noted experts, will offer participants an overview of the artistic questions and strategies shaping the practices of artists today.

May 6, 13, 20
2–4 pm

Registration required.

Register
Children engaging with works on view

Families engaging with works on view, March 2017. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Family Programs 

Whitney Kids Tours

Select Saturdays

For families with kids ages 5 and up

Join us for a short, interactive family tour of kid-friendly works on view in current exhibitions! 

May 13, 20, 27
10:45 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm

Free with Museum admission.

K-12 teachers

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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, 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
Open Studio, January 2017. Photograph by Natasha Stanglmayr
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Families engaging with works on view, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:45–11:15 AM
Families engaging with works on view, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
11:30 AM–12 PM
Families engaging with works on view, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
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
Raul de Nieves, UUU MEE,  2015–2016. Beads, artist-worn shoe, glue and fiberglass, left: 54 x 30 x 25 in; right: 61 x 30 x 24 in. Collection of the Artist; courtesy Company Gallery. Photograph Bill Orcutt
Family Programs
9:30 AM–3 PM
Shara Hughes (b. 1981), In The Clear, 2016. Oil and dye on canvas, 68 x 60 in. (172.7 x 152.4 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist and Rachel Uffner, New York
 
Courses & Workshops
2–4 PM
Photograph by Matthew Carasella
Whitney Signs
4–6 PM
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