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Stroller Tour: <br>_Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner_

Charline von Heyl (b. 1960), Boogey, 2004. Acrylic, oil, and charcoal on canvas. 82 1/16 × 78 1/8 (208.4 × 198.4). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2011.472. Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York

Stroller Tours 

Stroller Tour:
Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner

Sat, Feb 20, 2016  9:30–10:30 AM

For parents with babies 0–18 months

Join Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, on engaging tours that highlight works in the exhibition Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner. Tours are for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies are welcome!

This program is just for parents and caregivers with babies aged 0–18 months. 

$25 per adult, plus Museum admission.

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Whitney Wees: What is Abstraction?

Kids experiment with shape, line, and color in the galleries, November 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Family Tours 

Whitney Wees: What is Abstraction?

February 20, 27

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 create your own abstract artworks inspired by the lines, shapes, and colors that you see in selected works on view.

10–11 am

Tickets are required; $5 per child, plus Museum admission ($22 adults; $18 seniors. Museum admission is free for members and children under 18).

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Why Contemporary Art Matters: Politics and Aesthetics Today

Robert Gober (b. 1954), The Ascending Sink, 1985. Plaster, wood, wire lath, steel, and enamel, two parts: 92 × 38 × 27 (233.7 × 96.5 × 68.6) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2011.167. © Robert Gober

Courses & Workshops 

WHY CONTEMPORARY ART MATTERS:
POLITICS AND AESTHETICS TODAY

Winter 2016

This four-week course led by Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow Meredith Mowder examines two seemingly disparate strands of contemporary art—political engagement and aesthetic detachment—in the context of current exhibitions in the Whitney’s galleries. 

Four-session course: Thursdays, February 18, 25; March 3, 10
Afternoon session: 1–2:30 pm
Evening session: 6:30–8 pm 

Enrollment: $435
Members: $350

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Whitney Wees: Color in Painting

Families create works in the galleries, January 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist

Family Tours 

Whitney Wees: Color in Painting

Sat, Mar 12, 2016  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 explore artworks in The Whitney’s Collection and other selected works on view.

March 12, 19
10–11 am

April 2
10–11 am

Tickets are required; $5 per child, plus Museum admission ($22 adults; $18 seniors. Museum admission is free for members and children under 18).

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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.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

K-12 teachers: bring your students to explore the Whitney’s fall exhibitions. All Guided Visits are free of charge for New York City Public and Charter Schools—book a visit now!
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A guided visit in the galleries, May 2015. Photograph by Andrew Kist

Family Programs

Bring your kids to explore the Whitney’s exhibitions! Don’t miss our exciting line up of tours, art-making workshops, and artist-led programs on select Saturdays and Sundays.
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Open Studio for families with composer/musician Cooper-Moore, 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Printmaking in the Hearst Artspace, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Printmaking in the Hearst Artspace, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak

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 create artworks in Open Studio, November 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Families create artworks in Open Studio, November 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Kids explore materials in the Hearst Artspace, October 2015. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
9 AM–3 PM
Kids explore materials in the Hearst Artspace, October 2015. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
9 AM–3 PM
Kids explore materials in the Hearst Artspace, October 2015. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
9 AM–3 PM
Kids explore materials in the Hearst Artspace, October 2015. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
9 AM–3 PM
Kids explore materials in the Hearst Artspace, October 2015. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
9 AM–3 PM
Teens create masks in a workshop, July 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Teen Event: New York City teens in grades 9–12
4–6 PM
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