Artists’ ideas are at the center of Whitney School programs. We ask K-12 students to think like artists and challenge them to be critical observers of their world. Through the careful examination of artists’ ideas, materials and processes, students consider the artist in multiple ways–as observer, rule-breaker, experimenter, storyteller, and witness to history.
School 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 are committed to creating in-depth, long term partnerships with a small group of New York City schools and evaluating the impact of arts education on student learning. More info