This partnership between the Whitney and Gotham began in spring 2008 during the school’s first year of operation. The school’s curricula is centered on rigorous inquiry, similar to the pedagogy practiced by School Programs at the Whitney. We are excited to work together to explore ways of introducing and integrating works of art from the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions into Gotham’s curricula.
Through this partnership, we also seek to connect talented and underserved students to an educational and career path in the arts. Using the Whitney as a starting point, we support students, staff, and the school community in developing ownership of their city’s cultural resources. About Gotham
Students visit the Whitney at least once while studying at Gotham.
As we work in collaboration to develop cultural literacy among students, we also seek to provide similar opportunities for the school community.
A forum to experiment with ideas and explore connections between works of art on view at the Whitney and classroom curricula.
Each spring, a group of seniors will present their Art Criticism Performance-Based Assessment Task (PBAT) in the Whitney’s galleries. Evaluators for their presentations include Gotham faculty and Whitney Education staff. Such formal presentations are required in all subject areas as part of Gotham students’ graduation requirements.