Whitney Family Programs offer interactive tours, art making workshops, and special events that encourage kids and adults to learn about art together.

Family Workshop and Teatime with Susan Cianciolo

SAT, Jun 17, 2017
1–3 pm

For families with kids ages 6 and up
Join 2017 Biennial artist, filmmaker, and fashion designer Susan Cianciolo to create a communal space for afternoon tea with your family!

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Open Studio

Saturdays and Sundays

For families with kids of all ages
Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! Families are invited to make their own artworks based on works on view in current exhibitions.

Free with Museum admission. 

Whitney Kids Tours

Select Saturdays

For families with kids of all ages
Join us for a short, interactive family tour of kid-friendly works on view! Explore and learn about art together through lively discussion and fun gallery activities. Visit artworks in the 2017 Biennial and the Whitney’s collection.

Free with Museum admission. 

Stroller Tour: 
2017 Whitney Biennial

SAT, Jun 24, 2017
9:30–10:30 am

For parents with babies 0–18 months
Join Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, on engaging tours that highlight works in the 2017 Biennial. $25 per adult, plus Museum admission.

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Upcoming Family Programs

2017 Biennial
Kids Activity Guide

Cover for 2017 Biennial Kids Activity Guide.

Watch the Film

This film is a collective visual and audio portrait created by workshop participants over the course of Unravel’s week-long residency at the Whitney. Each frame of the film relates directly to one square foot of the Museum’s fifth-floor gallery, the exhibition space for Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016. Workshops were led by Unravel: Maria Anastassiou, Kelvin Brown, Joanna Byrne and Chris Paul Daniels.

Family Access Programs
For Kids on the Autism Spectrum Ages 6–12 Years

The Whitney invites families with kids on the autism spectrum for a sensory-friendly guided gallery tour before the Museum opens to the public. Families create their own works of art in a hands-on studio activity. Check back soon for additional information.

Artist's Choice Archive

Lorna Simpson hands families examples of the bronze frames used in her work in the exhibition Blues for Smoke.

Artist’s Choice workshops brought contemporary artists and families together to share their ideas and opinions and create artwork inspired by conversations and activities in the galleries. 

See who we’ve worked with in Artist’s Choice

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