Education

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.

Ellie Ga: The Fortunetellers

MON, Jul 22, 2019
7 pm

A performance view of a person sitting in front of a wall with projected images.

The Fortunetellers is a narrative-based performance drawn from 2019 Biennial artist Ellie Ga’s experiences during a five-month expedition near the North Pole. Ga combines memories with a vast array of documents—including photographs, videos, annotated sketches, maps, and travel logs—created and archived during her travels. 

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

Open Studio for Teens: Summer Sessions

Select Fridays, 1:30–4 pm

A photo of youth making books together.

Grab your friends and get creative! New York City teens are invited to a free drop-in art-making program at the Whitney on most Fridays. Bring your works-in-progress or create something entirely new. All supplies are provided and no previous art experience is required—everyone is welcome.

Free for teens. 


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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