Whitney Independent Study Program: Critical Studies Symposium

THU, May 23, 2019
5–9:30 pm

Four people sit on a stage, with a screen lit up behind them with the Whitney Museum logo

The Critical Studies Symposium is an evening-long event during which each of the six participants from this year's Whitney Independent Study Critical Studies Program presents a short paper on their current research. Two discussants respond to these papers.

This program is free but registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Inside the Whitney Biennial 2019

Select Wednesdays and Thursdays

Painting with grids of color and letters

The Whitney Biennial is the Museum’s flagship exhibition, with a history of presenting emerging and established artists who explore the fundamental issues of their time.

Registration is required: $375/$300 members. For general inquiries and information related to the course, please email


Open Studio for Teens

Select Fridays, 4–6 pm

Two teens work together on artworks

Grab your friends and get creative! New York City teens are invited to a free drop-in art making program at the Whitney on most Fridays. 

Free for teens.

The Laurie M. Tisch Education Center

For the first time in its history, the Whitney Museum has a dedicated space for education with the opening of the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Centrally located on the Museum’s Third Floor and adjacent to the Susan and John Hess Family Theater, the Education Center provides opportunities for museum educators to work in innovative ways, offering audiences drop-in programming, hands-on learning, and in-depth and interdisciplinary programming. The Laurie M. Tisch Education Center is a hub where visitors can engage with artists and enliven and enrich their museum experience.

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