Public Programs

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

Whitney Independent Study Program: Critical Studies Symposium

FRI, May 26, 2017
5–9:30 pm

The 2017 Critical Studies Symposium is an evening-long program in which each of the six participants from the Whitney Independent Study Critical Studies Program presents a short paper on their current research. Two discussants respond to these papers.

Admission is free. Please request tickets at the Will Call desk in the main lobby.

Leroy F. Moore: Black/Brown International Disability Art and Hip-Hop

FRI, Jun 2, 2017
6:30 pm

Biennial artist Park McArthur and collaborators Carolyn Lazard and Constantina Zavitsanos present an evening of performance and discussion with poet, community activist, and Krip-Hop nation creator Leroy F. Moore.

Free with registration.


Ethics of Looking

SAT, May 27, 2017
5 pm

After you see the 2017 Biennial, join Whitney Museum Teaching Fellows for an open discussion to continue the dialogue about the complex politics and ethics of representation in relation to the works in the 2017 Biennial.

April 15, 22, 29; May 13, 20, 27; June 10
5 pm

May 6, June 3
6 pm

Free with Museum admission.

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Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows

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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.


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

University Group Tours

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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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