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A portrait of artist Ron Athey by Catherine Opie.

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.

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Queer Bodies

Free tours

Join us for a tour exploring gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ perspectives in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection.

Tours are free with Museum admission; no RSVP is required.

A painting by Julia Wachtel

Julia Wachtel (b. 1956), Membership, 1984. Oil on canvas, 66 × 81 in. (167.6 × 205.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee  2016.114 © Julia Wachtel; courtesy the artist and Elizabeth Dee New York. Digital Image © Whitney Museum, N.Y.

STROLLER TOUR:
FAST FORWARD: PAINTING FROM THE 1980S

SAT, FEB 25, 2017 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 Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s. $25 per adult, plus Museum admission.

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A painting by Aliza Nisenbaum of two people reading the paper

Aliza Nisenbaum, La Talaverita, Sunday Morning NY Times, 2016. Oil on linen, 68 × 88 in. (172.7 × 223.5 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy T293 Gallery, Rome and Mary Mary, Glasgow

BIENNIAL EDUCATOR NIGHT

THURS, MAR 30, 2017 6:30–8:30 pm

Calling all NYC K-12 teachers: We invite you to preview the 2017 Whitney Biennial for free!

Join us for a special-after hours event just for teachers. Have snacks, explore the Biennial, and participate in a large-scale collaborative art-making project.

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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

Moira Dryer (1957–1992, Portrait of a Fingerprint, 1988. Casein on plywood, 48 1/8 × 61 1/4 × 4 in. (122.2 × 155.6 × 10.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Barbara and Eugene Schwartz 94.58 © Estate of Moira Dryer
Public Programs
6:30–8 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
7:30 PM
Exploring in the galleries, September 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Tours
10–11 AM
Open Studio, December 2015. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–2 PM
John Sonsini (b. 1950), BYRON & RAMIRO, 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 80 1/8 × 84 1/8 × 2 9/16 in. (203.5 × 213.7 × 6.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Jean Crutchfield and Robert Hobbs 2010.70 © John Sonsini
Free Tours
1 PM
Families making art together, March 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Tours
2:30–4:30 PM
Open Studio, December 2015. Photograph by Andrew Kist
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
Exploring in the galleries, September 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Tours
10–11 AM
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