guided visit + studio

This program invites students to have a one-hour guided tour in the galleries followed by an hour of art making in our pop-up studio. This opportunity to explore materials and experiment with processes encourages students to think like artists and be inspired by artists’ ideas. The making experience in the studio also connects well to the looking experience in the galleries!

child painting with watercolors

An elementary school student working on her painting in the Whitney Studio, August 2012. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

Fee: FREE for New York City public schools in kindergarten through twelfth grade. All other schools may visit at a cost of $350 per group.

Group Size: 25 students or less; due to limited space in the studio, we cannot schedule any larger groups. Detailed information on group sizes, tour dates, and tour times are on the online tour request form.

Free customized Guided Visit + Studio programs are offered to school-aged visitors with disabilities and diverse learning needs.

Learn more about our guided tour themes and how they apply to your classroom.

Guided Visit +Studios 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. 

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