Kids Embrace Art at the Whitney Museum's Family Programs
Families enjoy interactive tours, art-making workshops and special events that encourage kids and adults to learn about art together
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The Whitney's Biennial 2022
The Biennial is the museum's landmark show that happens every two years. It's a survey of what's current in contemporary art. This year, the show is called, “Quiet as It's Kept,” and it's open through Sept. 5. It's super contemporary and features lots of unusual pieces and displays that kids love and find particularly...intriguing.
There's more to the show than just fascinating art. Many of the works on display here address social issues, including violence, drug addiction, death and racism. While these topics can be difficult to discuss, the museum says having a dialogue about these subjects with your children can be very rewarding.
“We definitely shouldn’t underestimate kids’ ability to understand and connect to contemporary art, such as the works in the 2022 Biennial,” Dyeemah Simmons, the museum’s director of social impact, said. “Children consistently show us how insightful they are through the artworks created in Open Studio and the conversations they engage in during these programs. Contemporary work is definitely for them.”
What You Need to Know About Visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art
Where is the Whitney Museum of American Art located?
The museum is located at 99 Gansevoort St., Manhattan, near the High Line.
When is the museum open?
The museum is open Monday, 10:30am-6pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 10:30am-6pm; Friday, 10:30am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm. (NOTE: The museum strongly recommends purchasing tickets in advance.)
How much are tickets to the Whitney Museum?
$25; $18 seniors; free for children 18 and younger.
What are the hours for the Open Studio?
The Open Studio is open every Saturday, 11am-3pm.
For more information, visit whitney.org or follow the museum on Instagram or Facebook.
Main image by Filip Wolak