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Whitney Kids Art Club:
Simone Leigh

Wed, July 21, 2021
4–5 pm

Online, via Zoom

For kids of all ages

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!

The sculptor Simone Leigh draws from a variety of sources—including traditional West African adobe structures, American domestic architecture, and craft—to explore ideas about the Black female body, race, beauty, and community. Her sculptures suggest the presence of figures—powerful Black women. This week, we will look closely at the building traditions that inspire Leigh. Then we will create imaginary architecture in honor of someone important to us!


  • Pencil or pen
  • Paper
  • Color options:
    • Markers
    • Colored pencils
    • Watercolors
    • Crayons

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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