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The Whitney’s education department has been engaged in research, outreach, and an inclusive planning process as we get to know our downtown neighborhood. 

WECAN: our neighborhood network downtown

The Whitney Education Community Advisory Network (WECAN) is a group of local residents, teachers, parents, and representatives from social service providers and community-based organizations in the Whitney’s neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. Through regular meetings of WECAN, we involve our neighbors in an ongoing dialogue exploring ways that the Whitney can be an essential resource for this diverse and dynamic community.

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Video Series: Tours of the Meatpacking District

In this series of videos, join Whitney artists and educators in exploring our vibrant neighborhood. These short vignettes reveal the overlapping ecosystems and histories of the Meatpacking District, from mollusks and meathooks to piers and performances.

The Whitney has established relationships by collaborating with a broad range of community-based organizations. Specialized programs are designed to enable participants to forge meaningful connections with the Whitney’s art and artists.

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