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A film still depicts handpainted celluloid

Unravel: the longest hand painted film in Britain. Digitized still of 16 mm hand-painted film.

Teen Event 

Teen Event: Unravel

Fri, Dec 9, 2016  4–7 PM

Youth Insights Leaders invite NYC teens to explore the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, participate in art-making and discussions led by Youth Insights Leaders, and take part in Unravel—a collaborative handmade 16 mm filmmaking project. Teens will get to see their creations projected on the big screen!

This event is free to attend, and no RSVP is required—bring a friend!

An installation view of a work by Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson. Neon lights brighten the walls of a gallery space where a video work is projected

Alex Da Corte (b. 1980) and Jayson Musson (b. 1977), Easternsports, 2014. Four-channel video, color, sound; 152 min., with four screens, neon, carpet, vinyl composition tile, metal folding chairs, artificial oranges, orange scent, and diffusers. Collection of the artists; courtesy David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Maccarone Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, and Salon 94, New York © Alex Da Corte; image courtesy the artist and Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

Family Programs 

Dreamlands Family Day

Sat, Dec 10, 2016  9:30 AM–3 PM

For families with kids of all ages

Bring your kids to celebrate the moving image! Explore Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, take part in a collaborative filmmaking project, participate in gallery tours, and more. 

9:30–10:30 am: special early opening just for families! Choose a time of arrival during regular Museum Hours, or use the button below for special early admission.

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A work by Barkley Hendricks. A portrait of a man dressed head-to-toe in a suit wearing sunglasses

Barkley L. Hendricks (b. 1945), Steve, 1976. Oil, acrylic, and Magna on linen canvas. Purchase and gift with funds from the Arthur M. Bullowa Bequest by exchange, the Jack E. Chachkes Endowed Purchase Fund, and the Wilfred P. and Rose J. Cohen Purchase Fund. ©Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

How to Look: Portraiture

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This course introduces participants to a series of special, tailored techniques for looking at art, in front of works on view in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection. Drawing on the Museum’s rich collection of American art since 1900, instructor Michael Lobel considers diverse approaches to portraiture and their attendant exploration of the complexity of rendering human character and expression.

Three–session course: Tuesdays, November 29; December 6, 13
3–4:30 pm

Registration is required for this three–session course.

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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, September 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Barkley L. Hendricks (b. 1945), Steve, 1976. Oil, acrylic, and Magna on linen canvas. Purchase and gift with funds from the Arthur M. Bullowa Bequest by exchange, the Jack E. Chachkes Endowed Purchase Fund, and the Wilfred P. and Rose J. Cohen Purchase Fund. ©Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Courses & Workshops
3–4:30 PM
Unravel: the longest hand painted film in Britain. Digitized still of 16 mm hand-painted film.
Teen Event: New York City teens
4–7 PM
Alex Da Corte (b. 1980) and Jayson Musson (b. 1977), Easternsports, 2014. Four-channel video, color, sound; 152 min., with four screens, neon, carpet, vinyl composition tile, metal folding chairs, artificial oranges, orange scent, and diffusers. Collection of the artists; courtesy David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Maccarone Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, and Salon 94, New York © Alex Da Corte; image courtesy the artist and Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Family Programs
9:30 AM–3 PM
Open Studio, September 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Barkley L. Hendricks (b. 1945), Steve, 1976. Oil, acrylic, and Magna on linen canvas. Purchase and gift with funds from the Arthur M. Bullowa Bequest by exchange, the Jack E. Chachkes Endowed Purchase Fund, and the Wilfred P. and Rose J. Cohen Purchase Fund. ©Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Courses & Workshops
3–4:30 PM
Martha Rosler (b. 1943), First Lady (Pat Nixon), 1969–72 (printed 1990) from the series House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home. Chromogenic print, sheet: 20 × 23 15/16 in. (50.8 × 60.8 cm); image: 19 5/16 × 21 3/8 in. (49.1 × 54.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Katherine Schmidt Shubert Purchase Fund, the Jack E. Chachkes Endowed Purchase Fund, and the Tom Armstrong Purchase Fund 2016.91 © Martha Rosler
Lectures, Talks, Readings
7–8:15 PM
Open Studio, September 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–2 PM
Open Studio, September 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
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