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The Whitney’s Collection

Explore the Whitney's collection of over 25,000 works, created by more than 3,700 American artists during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Explore the Collection


Activites focus on works in the Whitney’s collection, and involve discussion, research, art making, and writing.

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Teacher Guides

Teacher Guides are designed for educators to use as a resource in the classroom before and after a visit to the Whitney. 

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Teaching Tips

Tips and suggestions from Whitney Educators on planning an inquiry-based lesson

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Teacher Exchange

This year-long professional development program fosters ongoing relationships between New York City teachers and the Whitney. In this program, teachers and Museum educators work together to learn from one another and exchange ideas about art and teaching.

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Connect to your Classroom

Are you an experimenter, observer, storyteller, or critic? Learn more about our four themes and find related activities to use in your classroom.

Find out how School and Educator Programs at the Whitney connect to the Common Core State Standards.


Browse a selection of annotated links to websites about art, artists, and resources for your classroom.

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Guided Visits

Guided Visits for K–12 students are thematic gallery tours that build upon classroom learning.

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A 30-second online art project:

Rick Silva, Liquid Crystal

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