Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney tells the story of modern American art through its collection of work from the 20th and 21st centuries. Visitors can explore a variety of media, styles, and themes; and major work by prominent artists such as Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, and Edward Hopper. The Collection is home to sculpture, photographs, drawings, paintings, illustration, and even flyers and advertising. The Museum’s programs include artist conversations, lectures, art courses, and group tours.

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Hrs: Wed.-Thurs., Sun.-Mon. 10:30AM-6PM, Fri. & Sat. 10:30AM-10PM.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney tells the story of modern American art through its collection of work from the 20th and 21st centuries. Visitors can explore a variety of media, styles, and themes; and major work by prominent artists such as Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, and Edward Hopper. The Collection is home to sculpture, photographs, drawings, paintings, illustration, and even flyers and advertising. The Museum’s programs include artist conversations, lectures, art courses, and group tours.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Thurs., Sun.-Mon. 10:30AM-6PM, Fri. & Sat. 10:30AM-10PM.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney tells the story of modern American art through its collection of work from the 20th and 21st centuries. Visitors can explore a variety of media, styles, and themes; and major work by prominent artists such as Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, and Edward Hopper. The Collection is home to sculpture, photographs, drawings, paintings, illustration, and even flyers and advertising. The Museum’s programs include artist conversations, lectures, art courses, and group tours.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Thurs., Sun.-Mon. 10:30AM-6PM, Fri. & Sat. 10:30AM-10PM.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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