Chelsea Preparatory Public School 33

Our partnership with Chelsea Preparatory Public School 33 started in spring 2009 when we began to think about engaging communities and building relationships with schools in the downtown area. The Chelsea Prep community often visits the Whitney, and the Museum building is featured in a mural at PS 33. Recent projects with PS 33 include multi-part programming for the entire second grade as well as Guided Visits and workshops for other students.


partnership highlights
2017

Students experiment with art materials during a Guided Visit

Students experiment with art materials during a Guided Visit, April 2017. Photograph by Andrew Kist



Students sketch in the Biennial galleries

Students sketch in the Biennial galleries, April 2017. Photograph by Andrew Kist



Students paint at the Museum during a Guided Visit + Studio

Students paint at the Museum during a Guided Visit + Studio, April 2017. Photograph by Andrew Kist


2016

students look at statue in gallery

Students take a closer look at Charles Ray’s Puzzle Bottle, 1995, October 2016. Photograph by Patrick MacLeod



students sitting looking at paintings on wall

Students explore portraits in the Human Interest: Portraits From The Whitney’s Collection exhibition, October 2016. Photograph by Patrick MacLeod



students sitting and drawing on paper

Students sketch in the Human Interest: Portraits From The Whitney’s Collection exhibition, October 2016. Photograph by Patrick MacLeod


2015

mural of school bus with trees

PS 33 mural showing the Whitney Museum, 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak



installation of circus with students looking

Students look at Alexander Calder, Calder’s Circus (1926-31) on a Guided Visit, 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak



students sitting in front of bridge painting

Students discuss Joseph Stella, The Brooklyn Bridge, Variation on an Old Theme, (1939) on a Guided Visit, 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak




students standing in front of large monitor

Students pose with 2014 Biennial artist, Diego LeClery after an artist workshop, March 2014. Photograph by Meredith Martin



families sit inside gallery of paintings

Families from PS 33 Chelsea Prep participate in a family tour with a Museum educator, 2014. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


2013

students sit in studio around artist

Third grade students visit Tom Otterness’s studio, June 2013. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow



students participate in movement activity

Students engage in a movement activity, May 2013. Photograph by Filip Wolak



students stood around game piece

Students work on an art activity based on the exhibition Hopper Drawing, 2013. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


2012

children standing showing art to students

Biennial artist Dawn Kasper works with students, April 2012. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow



students raising hands to answer question

A Guided Visit in the Richard Artschwager! exhibition, 2012. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow



student and father working on artwork

Family workshop, 2012. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


2011

cory explaining art to children in gallery

Cory Arcangel with a group of PS 33 students in his exhibition, Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools, 2011. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow



sitting in front of artwork

Students draw in the galleries, 2011. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow



colorful artwork on a table

Artwork by a family related to the exhibition Charles LeDray: Work Work Work Work Work, 2010. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow




teachers standing next to statues

Teachers posing as the figures in George Segal, Walk, Don’t Walk (1976) in the galleries, 2010. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow



teachers sitting in groups working on activity

Teachers working on an activity in the Biennial exhibition, 2010. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


students sitting in front of painting and educator

Students and a Museum educator discuss From the Plains II (1954) by Georgia O’Keeffe, 2009. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow

watercolors from a student work

Student work based on the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, 2009. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow