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On May 24, 2011, the Whitney broke ground on a new building at the corner of Washington and Gansevoort Streets in the Meatpacking District. The new building will provide essential new space for the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and education and performing arts programs.
Our partnership with Chelsea Preparatory Public School 33 started in spring 2009 when the Museum began to think about engaging communities and building relationships with schools in our future neighborhood. We are excited to engage the Chelsea Prep community, connecting them to the art and artists in the Whitney’s collection and special exhibitions, and encouraging them to be active participants in this changing neighborhood. In the years leading up to the opening of the new building, we will familiarize staff, students, and families with the architect’s ideas and creative process, and the building’s innovative design.About Chelsea Prep
Students have multiple opportunities to visit the Whitney while studying at Chelsea Prep.
We encourage the Chelsea Prep community to be active participants in their changing neighborhood.
A platform for interdisciplinary collaborations that connect classroom learning to the art on view, and the community around the school.