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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Dialogues with Painting: David Reed and Kim Conaty on Mary Corse

THU, Jul 26, 2018
7 pm

Minimal white painting shaped like a diamond.

This program considers Mary Corse's experiments with painting by examining process, materials, and forms. Artist and writer David Reed and Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints and curator of the exhibition Mary Corse: A Survey in Light, discuss Corse's practice in front of the works themselves.

Tickets are required ($12 adults; $10 for members, students, and seniors).

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The OG of Undocumented Children

FRI, Aug 10, 2018
7:30 pm

People in zebra scarves.

This performance by Guadalupe Maravilla, one of the seven artists featured in the exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, develops out of his ongoing investigation of the displacement of Central American people. 

This event has reached ticketing capacity. A limited number of standby tickets may be available at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line will open one hour prior to the program’s start time.

Kinetic Light: Under Momentum

FRI, Jul 27, 2018
6:30–8 pm

Two performers in wheelchairs doing a backbend.

On the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whitney celebrates access and inclusion for all with a performance of Under Momentum by Kinetic Light.

This event is free. Registration is required.


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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