Education

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

Saturdays and Sundays

Families making art in Open Studio

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! Join us to make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project

Free with Museum admission.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline: Reading David Wojnarowicz

FRI, Sep 7, 2018
6:30 pm

David writing in his journal in May 1991.

This evening devoted to Wojnarowicz’s written work includes readings and performances by artists who were engaged with Wojnarowicz during in his lifetime, or who have been inspired by his example. Taking its title from his final collection of stories Memories That Smell Like Gasoline (1992), this program highlights the passion and rage of Wojnarowicz’s singular voice.

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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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