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An artwork by Stuart Davis. An abstract, colorful view of a street scene

Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Colonial Cubism, 1954. Oil on canvas, 45 1/8 × 60 1/4 in. (114.6 × 153 cm). Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; gift of the T. B. Walker Foundation, 1955. © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York

Public Programs 

Stuart Davis: Drawing Workshop

Fri, July 8, 2016  7–9 PM

Whitney educator and visual artist Mark Joshua Epstein leads an open level drop-in drawing workshop inspired by the work of artist Stuart Davis.

Free with Museum admission; drawing materials, drinks and jazz will be offered.

Whitney Kids Summer Family Day

Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Report from Rockport, 1940. Oil on canvas, 24 × 30 in. (61 × 76.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Edith and Milton Lowenthal Collection, bequest of Edith Abrahamson Lowenthal, 1991. © Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Family Programs 

Whitney Kids Summer Family Day

Sat, July 9, 2016  9:30 AM–3 PM

For families with kids
of all ages

Bring your kids to celebrate art and artists at the Whitney Summer Family Day. Explore Stuart Davis: In Full Swing and other family-friendly exhibitions.

Free with Museum admission.

Tickets
A work by Danny Lyon. A man is arrested by a police officer

Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Arrest of Taylor Washington, Atlanta, 1963. Vintage gelatin silver print.  9 7/16 × 6 1/4 in. (24 × 16 cm); Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Lectures, Talks, Readings 

Representative John Lewis in Conversation with Danny Lyon

Fri, July 15, 2016  7:30–9 PM

Artist Danny Lyon speaks with Representative John Lewis about his lifelong advocacy of civil liberties and his current leadership on issues including gun control and voting rights. 

Tickets required.

Tickets
A work by Danny Lyon. Polaroid images stitched together in a grid pattern

Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Powwow (New Mexico, South Dakota, and Arizona), 1997. SX-70 Polaroids. 11 1/16 × 10 1/2 in. (28 × 26.5 cm). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Stroller Tours 

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing and Danny Lyon: Message to the Future

Sat, July 16, 2016  9:30–10:30 AM

For parents with babies 0–18 months

Join Whitney Teaching Fellows on engaging tours for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public.

$25 per adult, plus Museum admission.

Tickets

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

Families exploring art together, May 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Families exploring art together, May 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Teens participate in a special "Bad Painting" workshop, March 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Teen Event: New York City teens
1–4 PM
Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Colonial Cubism, 1954. Oil on canvas, 45 1/8 x 60 1/4 in. (114.6 x 153 cm). Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; gift of the T. B. Walker Foundation, 1955. © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York
Public Programs
7–9 PM
Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Report from Rockport, 1940. Oil on canvas, 24 × 30 in. (61 × 76.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Edith and Milton Lowenthal Collection, bequest of Edith Abrahamson Lowenthal, 1991. © Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
 
Family Programs
9:30 AM–3 PM
Families exploring art together, May 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Stephanie, Sandoval County, New Mexico, 1970. Vintage gelatin silver print (decorated). 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Film & Video Screenings
2–4 PM
Teens participate in a special "Bad Painting" workshop, March 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Teen Event: New York City teens
1–4 PM
Families exploring art together, May 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
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