Involving the Community

As we work in collaboration to develop cultural literacy among students, we also seek to provide similar opportunities for the community by engaging the parents as well as the Bedford-Stuyvesant community where many of the students live.  

Parent Night 2010

The first-ever Gotham Parent Night at the Whitney was held on April 9, 2010. A group of parents from the Gotham Parent-Teacher Association were invited for a tour of the exhibition 2010, the Whitney Biennial. The evening began with a reception followed by an overview presentation of the Gotham-Whitney partnership. The highlight of the evening was a tour of the galleries led by Shaniece, a junior from Gotham and also a Youth Insights Leaders participant. The lively conversations among student, teachers, parents, and Museum educator centered around the role of the artist as critic of history, politics, and contemporary culture.

A group tours the Biennial exhibitions

Parents, teachers, and Museum educator on a student-led tour of 2010, the Whitney Biennial. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow