Classroom Collaboratives

In this three-part series, a Museum educator works with the classroom teacher to design a customized program and will visit the school before and after the Museum visit.

three students observing a sculpture

High school students doing a sketching activity during a Museum visit, 2011. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow

Fee: FREE for New York City public schools in kindergarten through twelfth grade. All other schools may participate at a cost of $500 per group.

Group Size: 25 students or less, with a limit of 2 classes per school. Detailed information on group sizes, dates and times for a Museum visit are on the online Classroom Collaborative application form.

Note: This program is only for schools within the five boroughs of New York City.

Classroom Collaboratives are SOLD OUT for spring 2014. We invite you to participate in a  Guided Visit. Sign up soon!

All programs address the New York State Learning Standards and focus on school curriculum areas including art, English language arts, social studies, and technology. Programs address the New York City Blueprint for Visual Arts Strands I–IV.

All programs at the Whitney also support classroom learning in the ways encouraged by the Common Core State Standards. Our artist-centered, inquiry-based tours and multi-part programs develop skills in evidential reasoning, critical thinking, and public speaking.

If you have additional questions, please email



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