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Whitney Museum Receives $2 Million for Educational Programming

The Whitney Museum of American Art has received a $2 million donation from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation to support its education programs. “Steven and I were inspired to give more after we saw the amazing impact that art has on children first-hand at the Whitney’s Jeff Koons exhibition last summer,” said Alex Cohen, the foundation’s president. “Jeff helped the art come alive to the kids and engaged them in a completely different way. We are thrilled that our gift will help the Whitney expand their education programs and reach more people in our community.”

With the support of the donation, the museum will stage more free guided visits to students from New York City Schools, and will expand its number of workshops as well as its open access days for senior residents and others in the community.