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Whitney Family Programs offer interactive tours, art making workshops, and special events that encourage kids and adults to learn about art together.
Artist Tom Otterness talks about Life Underground (2001), his sculpture installation at the Fourteenth Street and Eighth Avenue subway station, commissioned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. This station and artwork will serve as the transportation hub to the Whitney Museum’s new building, which will open in the Meatpacking District in 2015.
Families explore current exhibitions through drawing, looking closely at works of art and creating experimental sketches inspired by the artists process.
Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, lead engaging tours of current exhibitions for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies are welcome!
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.
Openings and Events
Family openings and events feature art making activities and other fun ways to celebrate and learn about current exhibitions.
Try This! Gallery Experiments
These pop-up stations in the galleries engage families with works on view through discussion based activities, sketching, and explorations of different materials.
In these hands-on studio activities, families get creative, experiment with materials, and make their own artworks based on current exhibitions.