Families

Whitney Family Programs offer interactive tours, art making workshops, and special events that encourage kids and adults to learn about art together.

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Open Studio: Sibyl Kempson

SAT, Feb 24, 2018
10:30 am–3 pm

12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens: Summer Solstice performance.

Inspired by the cycles of the planets, rhythms of nature, and changing seasons, artist Sibyl Kempson invites families to make art connected to the spring equinox.

 Free with Museum admission.

Open Studio: Grant Wood

Mar 3–Mar 4, 2018

Painting of man holding a pitch fork and a woman.

Bring your kids to celebrate rural America through the paintings of Grant Wood!

Free with Museum admission.

Stroller Tours: Zoe Leonard: Survey

SAT, Mar 17, 2018
9:30–10:30 am

Photograph of Niagara Falls.

For parents and caregivers with babies 0–18 months

Join Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, on engaging tours that highlight works in current exhibitions.

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Family Tours

Select Saturdays

A family exploring an artwork together.

Join us for short, interactive family explorations of kid-friendly works on view! Learn about art together through lively discussion and fun gallery activities.

Free with Museum admission.

Open Studio

Select Saturdays and Sundays

Families making art in Open Studio.

For families with kids of all ages
Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project. 

Free with Museum admission.


Upcoming Family Programs



For families with kids ages 6 and up
Download our social narratives and find out more about this hands-on artmaking program for families with kids on the autism spectrum.

Free for all participants. Registration is required.

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Artist’s Choice workshops brought contemporary artists and families together to share their ideas and opinions and create artwork inspired by conversations and activities in the galleries. 

See who we’ve worked with in Artist’s Choice


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