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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Thinking Through Space: A Conversation About Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay

SUN, Sep 23, 2018
3 pm

Black and white photograph of a grain silo.

This panel brings together several of the artists included in Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art to discuss their respective practices and shared interests in concepts of space and architecture. 

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

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Self-Portrait in 23 Rounds: A Chapter in David Wojnarowicz's Life, 1989–1991 (2018)

SUN, Sep 23, 2018
7 pm

David Wojnarowicz smoking a cigarette.

A portrait of David Wojnarowicz’s life and work, this film by Marion Scemama is based on a five hour interview with Wojnarowicz conducted by Sylvère Lotringer in 1989.

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

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Forever in Transition: Reconsidering Art and Politics of the 1980s

FRI, Sep 28, 2018
6:30 pm

Collage of two men kissing over a map background.

Inspired by Wojnarowicz's approach to histories both personal and public, this roundtable discussion brings together artists of a younger generation to look back on Wojnarowicz’s moment and milieu and to reflect on the aesthetics and politics of that period in relationship to the present. 

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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