Members

Member Night

Thurs, May 30, 2019
7:30–10 pm

All members

The Whitney is open late—just for members! Celebrate with fellow supporters and enjoy everything the Museum has to offer. In addition to gallery access, the evening includes Whitney teaching fellow-led exhibition talks, members-only dining and shopping, and more.

Floor 1
Cash Bar
Last call is 9:45 pm.

Whitney Shop
Browse the shop for the latest exhibition publications and artist-inspired collectibles. Members always save!

Untitled
Untitled will be serving dinner all night—make a reservation.

Floor 3
Artmaking: Deep Color Experiments
Hearst Artspace
7:15–9:30 pm

Join artist and educator Jaqueline Cedar to explore how geometric line and contrasting colors can create depth and materiality on a 2D surface during this drop-in drawing and watercolor painting workshop. Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Alvin Loving, and Kenneth Noland, all featured in Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s, will serve as touchstones.

Critical Looking Seminar: After Modernism
Seminar Room
7:30, 8:15, 9 pm

Several Biennial artists including Tomashi Jackson and Matthew Angelo Harrison grapple with history of modernist abstraction epitomized by figures such as Josef Albers, Larry Bell, and Robert Rauschenberg. Teaching fellow Ayanna Dozier will lead a discussion addressing how contemporary artists critique and expand the canonical status of modernism as well as its ideological and aesthetic claims.

Cash Bar
Susan and John Hess Family Theater
Last call is 9:45 pm

DJ Set by Hesta Prynn with Electronic Violinist Sarah Charness
Susan and John Hess Family Theater
7:15–9:45 pm

Photo Booth
Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Floor 5
Mini Tours: Whitney Biennial 2019

Janiva Ellis, Simone Leigh, Keegan Monaghan
7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45 pm

Once on Floor 5, make a left from the elevators or stairs and head straight to meet teaching fellow Grant Johnson.

Mini Tours: Whitney Biennial 2019
Christine Sun Kim, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Elle Pérez
7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:15 pm

Once on Floor 5, head straight from the elevators and bear right into the first gallery to meet teaching fellow Vivian Crockett.

Floor 6
Mini Tours: Whitney Biennial 2019

Robert Bittenbender, Maia Ruth Lee, Wangechi Mutu
7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45 pm

Once on Floor 6, make a left from the elevators and walk straight into the very last gallery to meet teaching fellow Janine DeFeo.

Mini Tours: Whitney Biennial 2019
Nicholas Galanin, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Martine Syms
7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:15 pm

Once on Floor 6, meet teaching fellow Joshua Lubin-Levy at the start of the exhibition, near the elevators.

Floor 8
Studio Cafe
Head to Studio Cafe to savor delicious drinks and shareable small plates. All items are available for purchase a la carte; last call in the Studio Cafe is 9:30 pm.

All members are invited to this event. The invitation is for two individuals per membership household. Members at the Dual level and above are welcome to arrive at 7pm for early admission. Not open to corporate and reciprocal members. Registration is not required; present your membership card(s) for admission.

To join or upgrade, call (212) 570-3641.

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