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For Teachers


Activites focus on works in the Whitney's collection, and involve discussion, research, art making, and writing.

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Teacher Guides

Teacher Guides are designed for educators to use as a resource in the classroom before and after a visit to the Whitney. 

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Teaching Tips

Tips and suggestions from Whitney Educators on planning an inquiry-based lesson

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Teacher Exchange

This year-long professional development program fosters ongoing relationships between New York City teachers and the Whitney. In this program, teachers and Museum educators work together to learn from one another and exchange ideas about art and teaching.

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Connect to your Classroom

Are you an experimenter, observer, storyteller, or critic? Learn more about our four themes and find related activities to use in your classroom.

Find out how School and Educator Programs at the Whitney connect to the Common Core State Standards.


Browse a selection of annotated links to websites about art, artists, and resources for your classroom.

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Guided Visits

Guided Visits for K-12 students are thematic gallery tours that build upon classroom learning.

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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.