Education

Dialogues with Painting: David Reed and Kim Conaty on Mary Corse

THU, Jul 26, 2018
7 pm

Minimal white painting shaped like a diamond.

This program considers Mary Corse's experiments with painting by examining process, materials, and forms. Artist and writer David Reed and Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints and curator of the exhibition Mary Corse: A Survey in Light, discuss Corse's practice in front of the works themselves.

Tickets are required ($12 adults; $10 for members, students, and seniors).

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Queer History Walks

Select Fridays

Photograph of people sunbathing on the New York City's west side piers.

Join us for a free walking tour that explores the rich queer history of the neighborhood surrounding the Whitney Museum. This sunset walk will bring visitors to select historical sites that once provided a place to find and create queer community. 

Free with Museum admission.

Open Studio: Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay

SAT, Aug 4, 2018
10:30 am–3 pm

Room with thatched walls and chairs.

Inspired by the artistic traditions of the Taíno people of Puerto Rico, artist Jorge González, Alice Chéveres, and Francisco González invite families to join them for a day of collaborative artmaking and storytelling! Parents and kids will have the opportunity to learn about indigenous artmaking and popular crafts techniques by participating in a clay pottery workshop and a large-scale weaving project. González will also ask participants to share stories and poems at a reading session in the Museum’s theater. 

Free with Museum Admission. This event will be led in both English and Spanish.


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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