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Whitney Kids Art Club:
Dawoud Bey

Wed, July 28, 2021
4–5 pm

Online, via Zoom

Welcome to Whitney Kids Art Club! Join Whitney educators each week to complete a new artmaking project inspired by current exhibitions. Our programs aim to reach a neurodiverse audience with a wide range of learning styles and developmental stages. Tell a friend and join the club!

This week’s activity is inspired by photographer Dawoud Bey. Using a large Polaroid camera in a studio, Bey made pictures of teenagers, families, and friends. He made multiple photographs of his subjects and put them together to create one larger work. To the artist, this format acknowledges the reality that no one image can fully portray an individual’s complexity. Together, we will learn all about Bey’s portrait photography. Then we will draw a series of portraits of someone important to us!


  • Pencil and paper
  • Color options:
    • Colored pencils
    • Pastels
    • Markers
    • Watercolors
  • Optional:
    • Colorful paper
    • Charcoal

This event will have automated closed captions through Zoom. Live captioning is available for public programs and events upon request with seven business days advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time. To place a request, please contact us at or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.

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