West Side Collaborative Middle School 250

The Whitney and West Side Collaborative (WSC) Middle School 250 worked together from 2009–2014 to develop innovative teaching practices centered on inquiry-based instruction and explore various approaches to arts integration. The goals of this partnership were to empower WSC students, staff, and parents to take advantage of the rich cultural resources available to them as residents of New York City.


Program Highlights
2014

2014 Whitney Biennial artist Sergei Tcherepnin discusses his sound installation with seventh grade students, March 2014. Photograph by Andrew Kelly



Students lead a gallery activity at Parent Night, January 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak



Students lead a discussion in the galleries at Parent Night, January 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak



2012

Students work on a collaborative collage in the Whitney Studio, May 2012. Photograph by Lisa Libicki


Students on a Guided Visit in the exhibition Wade Guyton OS, 2012. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow


Families, friends and teachers in the galleries at Parent Night, May 2012. Photograph by Erin Fitzgerald


2010

A museum educator leads a writing activity in the galleries, 2010. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke


Students work on an activity together, 2010. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke


Students in the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, 2010. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow



2009

A student experiments with charcoal in the classroom, 2009. Photograph by Erin Fitzgerald


A student uses a viewfinder in the galleries, 2009. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke


A student works with watercolor in the classroom, 2009. Photograph by Erin Fitzgerald