Gotham Professional Arts Academy High School

Gotham Academy has been one of the Whitney's partnership schools since 2008 when the school first opened. The school focuses on the arts and arts-related professions. Students collaborate on creative projects including performances, art exhibitions, poetry slams, and publications. The Whitney hosts an annual Friends and Family Night for Gotham students to give tours as part of their Art Criticism Performance-Based Assessment Tests (PBATs), which are part of their graduation requirements.


Partnership Highlights
2016

Family and Friends of Gotham students look at student work on display in the Susan and John Hess Family Theater, May 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak



A Gotham student leads a discussion with his family and peers in the galleries, May 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak



Bad Painting workshop with artist Jamian Juliano-Villani, March 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist


2015

Gotham’s annual Art Criticism PBAT night where students present on a work of art at the Museum. Photograph by Shaniece Frank


PBAT night event in the galleries, May 2015. Photograph by Shaniece Frank



2014

In the exhibition Rituals of Rented Island with artist Theodora Skipitares, 2014. Photograph by Meredith Martin


Studio project with artist Theodora Skipitares, 2014. Photograph by Meredith Martin


Students work on a sound project with 2014 Biennial artist Kevin Beasley. Photograph by Lisa Libicki


2013

Parents and teachers discuss a work by artist Jay DeFeo during the annual Art Criticism PBAT night where students present on a work of art at the Museum, 2013. Photograph by Meredith Martin


PBAT night, 2013. Photograph by Meredith Martin


Student brainstorm in the classroom, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Libicki


2012

Workshop with 2012 Biennial artist K8 Hardy. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


Students meet with 2012 Biennial artist Jason Moran. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


A student speaks about Nicole Eisenman’s work at PBAT night, 2012. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


2011

Students in the exhibition, David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, 2011. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


Students discuss works in the exhibition Glenn Ligon: America, 2011. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


A student speaks about Glenn Ligon’s work at PBAT night, 2011. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


2010

Students in the galleries with 2010 Biennial artist Nina Berman. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


A student speaks about David Hammons’s sculpture Untitled, (1992) at PBAT night, 2010. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


Students meet with 2010 Biennial artist Theaster Gates. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


2009

Students in the exhibition Jenny Holzer, Protect Protect, 2009. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


Post-visit project in the classroom, 2009. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


Student artwork, 2009. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow