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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Oliver Payne: CHILL OUT

SUN, Jan 21, 2018
4:30 pm

Sign with writing.

Artist Oliver Payne invites visitors to listen to the album Chill Out by the British electronic group The KLF. Bring a blanket or a pillow. No phones, no photography, no talking.

This event has reached ticketing capacity. Doors open at 4:30 pm, performance begins at 5 pm, no late entry and no re-entry.

Study Sessions:
Damien Davis

FRI, Feb 2, 2018
7–8:30 pm

Portrait of Damien Davis.

For each Study Session, 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. This session is led by Damien Davis. 

Free with Museum admission during Pay-As-You-Wish Fridays. Pre-register to skip the line.


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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