Kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers from New York City schools are invited to a free Educator Opening at the new Whitney. Registration is required.
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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.
Guided Visits for K-12 students are thematic gallery tours that build upon classroom learning.Learn About our Tour Themes
This program features a one-hour and ten-minute long Guided Visit and a one-hour art-making workshop in the Hearst Artspace to explore materials and experiment with artistic processes.
We work with a small group of New York City schools to create long-term partnerships with the whole school community.
Education programs in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center are supported by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Inc; The Pierre & Tana Matisse Foundation; Jack and Susan Rudin in honor of Beth Rudin DeWoody; Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc.; the Barker Welfare Foundation; Con Edison; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by members of the Whitney's Education Committee.
Generous endowment support for education programs is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch, Steve Tisch, Krystyna O. Doerfler, Lise and Michael Evans, and Burton P. and Judith B. Resnick.
Free Guided Visits for New York City Public Schools are endowed by the Allen and Kelli Questrom Foundation.
The Whitney’s Education Department is the recipient of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.Learn more