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Teacher Guides

Explore information about selected artists and works of art, topics for classroom discussion, writing activities, and art projects that introduce the key ideas of an exhibition. Download a guide before your Museum visit!
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Try This!

2014 Biennial artist Joel Otterson created this awesome chandelier using 187 vintage crystal and glass goblets bought from thrift stores! Ask students to create a sculpture using multiples of inexpensive materials such as plastic utensils, paper clips, and post-it notes.
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Joel Otterson, 187 Bottoms Up, 2013. 187 vintage crystal and glass goblets, steel, metal chain, copper and brass wire, and electrical parts, 84 × 28 × 28 in. (213.4 × 71.1 × 71.1 cm). Collection of the artist and Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles

The Whitney’s Collection

For Teachers

The Whitney’s collection features special content designed for K-12 audiences. Here, you’ll find information about featured artists and artworks, as well as activities for your students.
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Elie Nadelman, Tango, 1920–24  88.1a-c For Teachers

SUMMER INSTITUTE: CONNECTING COLLECTIONS

JULY 14-18

In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney presents a comprehensive, in-depth institute for 3rd–12th grade educators. Registration is now open!
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Collections by Educators

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What’s on View

Whitney Biennial 2014
Mar 7–May 25, 2014
American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe
Dec 22, 2012–Jun 29, 2014
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