Courses

Expand your perspectives through innovative courses offered every fall, winter, and spring. 

Please email us with any questions: courses@whitney.org.


This four-session course explores the ways that artists have used photography since the 1960s. Beginning with the work of Zoe Leonard (b. 1961), the course looks at how artists employ strategies of repetition, framing, and de-familiarization to challenge photography’s traditional identity as a straightforward document.

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How to Look

Develop your powers of attentiveness by learning simple tools for observing and describing works of art. Course participants will have special access to the Museum galleries after hours.

This series of intensive, single-session courses, led by noted art historians and educators, offers participants an overview of current ideas and practices in contemporary American art. Each session focuses on a particular artistic medium through the lens of a timely theme that animates the work of emerging and established living artists.

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