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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Ellie Ga: The Fortunetellers

MON, Jul 22, 2019
7 pm

A performance view of a person sitting in front of a wall with projected images.

The Fortunetellers is a narrative-based performance drawn from 2019 Biennial artist Ellie Ga’s experiences during a five-month expedition near the North Pole. Ga combines memories with a vast array of documents—including photographs, videos, annotated sketches, maps, and travel logs—created and archived during her travels. She superimposes live storytelling, recorded sound, still images, and moving images to conjure up the terms and rituals of daily life in the Arctic night.

Runtime: 50 minutes

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A Conversation with Beta-Local

FRI, Jul 26, 2019
6:30 pm

A photograph of a two people performing with an audience in a columned room.

This conversation between the three co-directors of Beta-Local—2019 Biennial artist Sofía Gallisá Muriente and artists Pablo Guardiola and Michael Linares—presents the programs and day-to-day operations of the artist-run non-profit through the many forms of collaboration put into practice over the last ten years.

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

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Barbara Hammer's History Lessons: Screening and Discussion

WED, Jul 31, 2019
7 pm

A film still of three people laying on a blanket.

In History Lessons (2000), Barbara Hammer reclaims and rewrites lesbian history through her playful but empowering manipulation of a vast array of archival footage, drawn from popular films, newsreels, sex ed pics, stag reels, medical and educational films, old nudies, and more. Following the screening, Matt Wolf, one of the guest curators for the 2019 Whitney Biennial film program, moderates a conversation with several people who appear in the film.

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

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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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