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The Whitney’s Coordinator of Family Programs, Billie Rae Vinson, recently led a multi-session after-school program for children at Fulton Houses, a NYCHA housing development near the Whitney’s new building in the Meatpacking District.

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On December 12, 2014, the Education department presented Looking Back at Black Male, a public program to mark the twentieth anniversary of the exhibition Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, (November 10, 1994-March 5, 1995). 

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On December 8, the Whitney Docents went on a special field trip to the New York Studio School (NYSS) on West Eighth Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village where they were given a guided tour of the premises. 

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In preparation for the Whitney's opening, Education is expanding our docent teaching corp and offering an art history course for current docents and docent trainees.

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On October 14, a group of third graders from our partnership school PS 33 had a special surprise. . .

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On September 30, the Whitney honored Jeff Koons for his achievements and contributions to the field of American art and culture at the tenth Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture.

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On September 27, Family Programs welcomed more than 1,000 participants to a special Jeff Koons Family Day. 

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 On September 12, art historian and educator Georgia Krantz led a Verbal Description and Touch Tour on the fourth floor in the exhibition Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.

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How to Look, a new program organized by the Education department in collaboration with Michael Lobel, writer, critic, and Professor of Art History at Purchase College, State University of New York, challenges visitors to  put away their smartphones, slow down, and engage deeply with works of art.

 

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