Families

Whitney Family Programs offer interactive tours, art making workshops, and special events that encourage kids and adults to learn about art together.


Open Studio:
C. Spencer Yeh

SAT, Oct 7, 2017
10:30 am–3 pm

Film still showing people in a gallery with Calder sculptures superimposed.

For families with kids of all ages

Brooklyn based, interdisciplinary artist C. Spencer Yeh invites families to play with shape, line, color, and composition.
Free with Museum admission.

Stroller Tour:
An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney's Collection 1940–2017

SAT, Oct 14, 2017
9:30–10:30 am

For parents and caregivers with babies 0–18 months

Join Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, on engaging tours that highlight works in current exhibitions.

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Family Fun: Home and Community

SAT, Oct 21, 2017
2:30–4:30 pm

Families making art together.

For families with kids ages 6-10 

Families create hands-on art projects inspired by discussion and activities in the galleries.

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Gallery Explorations

Select Saturdays

A family doing an activity in the galleries together

For families with kids ages 5 and up 
Join us for short, interactive family explorations of kid-friendly works on view! Learn about art together through lively discussion and fun gallery activities. 

Free with Museum admission

Open Studio

Saturdays and Sundays

Family making art in Open Studio.

For families with kids of all ages 
Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project. 

Free with Museum admission.


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Family Access Programs
For Kids on the Autism Spectrum Ages 6–12 Years

The Whitney invites families with kids on the autism spectrum for a sensory-friendly guided gallery tour before the Museum opens to the public. Families create their own works of art in a hands-on studio activity. Check back soon for additional information.

Artist's Choice Archive

Lorna Simpson hands families examples of the bronze frames used in her work in the exhibition Blues for Smoke.

Artist’s Choice workshops brought contemporary artists and families together to share their ideas and opinions and create artwork inspired by conversations and activities in the galleries. 

See who we’ve worked with in Artist’s Choice


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