Education

Queer History Walks

Select Fridays, 6 pm

A photo of twelve people in various positions in front of a building surrounded by water.

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots, join us for a free walking tour that explores the rich queer history of the neighborhood surrounding the Whitney Museum.

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Ethics of Looking: Whitney Biennial 2019

Saturdays, 5 pm

A painting of football players kneeling during the National Anthem.

These drop-in programs provide Museum visitors with an opportunity to discuss the complexities and challenges of works on view. Artworks in this year’s Biennial offer a profound consideration of race, gender, and equity, and explore both the vulnerability of the body and the meaning of community. After seeing the exhibition, please join us to explore its themes and ideas in depth by engaging with a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow in an open discussion about the important issues raised. 

Free with Museum admission.

Open Studio

Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am–3 pm

Art tool on a table such as paint, rollers, and paper.

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! Join us to make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project.

Free with Museum admission—save time and buy your admission ticket online in advance.


The Laurie M. Tisch Education Center

For the first time in its history, the Whitney Museum has a dedicated space for education with the opening of the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Centrally located on the Museum’s Third Floor and adjacent to the Susan and John Hess Family Theater, the Education Center provides opportunities for museum educators to work in innovative ways, offering audiences drop-in programming, hands-on learning, and in-depth and interdisciplinary programming. The Laurie M. Tisch Education Center is a hub where visitors can engage with artists and enliven and enrich their museum experience.

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