Education

Spotlight Tours

Fridays, 3 PM

Man leaning out window to view various scenes of life

Spotlight tours offer an opportunity to slow down and look closely at select highlights from the Whitney Museum's Collection. Guided by a Museum docent, participants are encouraged to study and discuss works together. 

Free with Museum admission.

Walter Annenberg Lecture: Catherine Opie

THU, Nov 30, 2017
7 pm

A woman's back with a drawing in blood.

For over thirty years, Catherine Opie has used photography to make iconic images of people and places that are often overlooked. For the 2017 Walter Annenberg Lecture, Opie speaks about her practice as an artist and the power of photography in the history of American art and in contemporary life with Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Director.

Tickets are required ($15 adults; $10 for members, seniors, and students). 

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Open Studio: Collaborative Collages

SAT, Dec 16, 2017
10:30 am–3 pm

For families with kids of all ages

Bring your family to explore composition, layering, and color in the bold and dynamic works of Laura Owens. Inspired by Owens’s work, parents and kids will create large scale collaborative collages using unexpected materials!

Free with Museum admission.


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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