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Stills of interview subjects looking to the sky. Captured from a film documentary by Shelly Silver

Stills from in complete world, 2008. Written, directed, and edited by Shelly Silver (53 minutes). Images courtesy Shelly Silver

Public Programs 

in complete world: What is Citizenship Today?

Fri, Oct 14, 2016  6:30–8 PM

This screening of Shelly Silver’s documentary in complete world is followed by a conversation with the artist and others on the meanings of citizenship in the twenty-first century and in the current election cycle.

Tickets required.

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Families create artwork in the galleries

Families making art together in the galleries, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist

Family Tours 

Whitney Wees: Shapes and Colors!

October 1, 15, 22
10–11 am

For families with kids ages 4–5

Bring your little ones to enjoy an interactive experience of looking, sharing, and working together in the galleries. This month, visit the exhibition Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight and other works on view to discover how artists create dynamic compositions using simple shapes and strong colors.

Tickets required.

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Family Programs

Bring your kids to explore the Whitney’s exhibitions this fall! Don’t miss our exciting line up of tours, art-making workshops, and artist-led programs on select Saturdays and Sundays.
A family sketches together in the galleries
Drawing in the galleries, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist

K-12 teachers

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Free for New York City public schools

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

Room to Rise

The Lasting Impact of Intensive Teen Programs In Art Museums

Explore findings from a groundbreaking research and evaluation initiative investigating the long-term impacts of museum programs for teens.
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: Elizabeth Jaeger, July 2016. Photograph by Patrick Macleod
Teen Event: New York City teens
4–6 PM
Charles Atlas (1949–), still from What I Did Last Summer, 1991. Video, color, sound, 12 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Lori and Alexandre Chemla 2013.82 Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Free Tours
8 PM
Families making art together in the galleries, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Tours
10–11 AM
Open Studio, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Open Studio, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Open Studio for Teens: Elizabeth Jaeger, July 2016. Photograph by Patrick Macleod
Teen Event: New York City teens
4–6 PM
Open Studio, July 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
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