The Whitney

Today was the scholars’ first day in their classes for the spring semester. In the morning, similar to the Fall semester prior, they were assigned a buddy, which allowed them to take accountability for one another in the class and to support one another. In the afternoon, the cohorts set out to the Whitney and were reminded about a topic¹ they discussed before regarding the president of the Whitney using his wealth to fund gas canisters and smoke grenades against migrants crossing the southern border. They visited the Programmed² exhibition, which “establishes connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning over fifty years of conceptual, video, and computational art.” Scholars were interacting with the work through photography and found themselves immersed in workspace like the Whitney. After the exhibition, Youth Advocates Kevin and Havanna led a small discussion about the work the scholars saw, and the interesting things they saw throughout the exhibit. To end the trip, the group briefly explored the Andy Warhol exhibit.