School and educator programs use works of art in the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions to create a forum for ideas, debate, and exchange. Programs at the Museum and in the classroom offer students and teachers opportunities to explore American art while learning from artists and each other.
We work with a small group of New York City schools to create long-term partnerships with the whole school community.
Free for New York City public schools
Laura Poitras is an artist, filmmaker, and journalist whose work addresses issues such as mass surveillance, the war on terror, the U.S. drone program, and torture. The exhibition Laura Poitras: Astro Noise features a series of immersive environments in which visitors interact with Poitras’s exploration of post-9/11 America.
Because the topics are challenging, we ask that schools who wish to visit this exhibition participate in a two-part program comprised of a visit to your classroom by a Whitney Educator and a guided visit at the Museum on a Tuesday when the Whitney is closed to the public.
Reservations accepted February 5–May 1, 2016Submit Request
Check out our Teacher Guides, designed for educators to use as a resource in the classroom before and after a visit to the Whitney.
Annual support for School and Educator Programs in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center is provided by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation; The Pierre & Tana Matisse Foundation; Con Edison; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Major endowment support is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
Free Guided Student Visits for New York City Public and Charter Schools endowed by The Allen and Kelli Questrom Foundation.Learn more