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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!

Try This!

For his Inflatables series, Jeff Koons took ordinary store-bought objects such as inflatable rabbits and flowers and displayed them with mirrored tiles. Give small groups of students a set of objects and at least two mirrors. How can students use the mirrors to make the object(s) appear larger? How can they use the mirrors to multiply the objects? Ask students to arrange the objects and mirrors, then sketch the reflection they see in the mirror.
Jeff Koons, Inflatable Flower and Bunny (Tall White, Pink Bunny), 1979. Vinyl and mirrors; 32 × 25 × 19 in. (81.3 × 63.5 × 48.3 cm). The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. © Jeff Koons

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.
Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930. Oil on canvas, 35 3/16 × 60 1/4 in. (89.4 × 153 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 31.426 © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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