Public Programs

Engage with artists, curators, writers, and scholars through innovative programs that explore the Whitney’s current exhibitions and permanent collection.

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Where He Was: Auden in America

SUN, Feb 25, 2018
3 pm

Man leaning out window to view various scenes of life

Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960, takes a poem by W.H. Auden as its starting point. Join two other US-based émigré writers, poet Paul Muldoon and professor Michael Wood, for a conversation about Auden in America.

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors). Members: please log in to reserve tickets.

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Study Sessions: Morgan Bassichis

FRI, Mar 9, 2018
6:30–8:30 pm

Morgan Bassichis.

An artist, writer, or cultural worker selects a work of art on view in the Whitney’s permanent collection galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape.

Free with Museum admission. Pre-register to skip the line.

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Christine Sun Kim: Five Finger Discount History

SAT, Mar 10, 2018
4 pm

White text on black background.

In this performance, the artist attempts to recount her personal observations as a form of Deaf American history. She offers a critique of its aesthetics and its ties with sign language, laws, technology, and deaf dogs. Presented in both ASL and spoken English.

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors). 

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This program offers advanced graduate students the opportunity to work directly with the Whitney’s collection and audiences within a supportive community of their peers and museum educators.

Whitney courses are multi-week programs that examine key issues in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American art and culture.

College and university students are invited to come as a class to explore the Whitney, guided by either their professor or one of our Teaching Fellows.



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