Education

Laura Ortman

FRI, Jun 21, 2019
7 pm

With varied natural and urban instrumentation, this solo musical performance by 2019 Whitney Biennial artist Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) celebrates the summer solstice and showcases the wide range of her practice as a composer and visual artist. The artist plays against the backdrop of an installation she is creating for the Hess Family Theater, which can be viewed during Museum hours from Wednesday, June 19 to Saturday, June 22.

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Open Studio For Teens: Nicole Eisenman

FRI, Jun 21, 2019
4–6 pm

A photograph of a sculpture display on a terrace.

New York City teens are invited to an afternoon of discussion and sketching with 2019 Biennial artist Nicole Eisenman. In her artwork Procession, Eisenman explores ideas of protest and community. Combining traditional materials like bronze and plaster with sneakers, clothing, and fog machines, Eisenman builds figures that appear downtrodden yet steadfastly carry on. 

Art supplies and refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend!

Free for teens. Upon entering the Museum, pick up a ticket in the lobby. Program will take place on Floor 6 Terrace.

Biennial Family Opening

SAT, Jun 22, 2019
10:30 am–3 pm

A photograph of a woman playing violin

Families are invited to celebrate the 2019 Whitney Biennial at our special Family Opening! This event includes an art-making workshop with Biennial artist Laura Ortman, gallery activities, and much more.

Free with Museum admission—save time and buy your admission ticket online in advance.


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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