Membership FAQ


Do I have to wait in the general admission ticket line? Do I need to make a reservation to visit?
Members do not have to wait in the general admission ticket line or make advance reservations. To access the Museum, scan your membership card(s) at the entry point near the elevators. If you don’t have your membership card, please check in by name with an ID at the Member Services Desk. If you need to purchase discounted general admission tickets for any guests, please stop by the Member Services Desk.

Does the Whitney offer discounted general admission tickets for guests of members? 
Yes! Current members enjoy 50% off of general admission tickets for accompanied guests (limits and exclusions apply). Discounted tickets can be purchased at the Member Services Desk.

How many people can visit using my membership?
Individual as well as Student, Artist, Senior, and National/International memberships provide admission for the one cardholder. Dual level membership provides admission for the two card holders; please present both cards for admission.

Friend and Patron level memberships provide admission for two members and two accompanied guests. Circle membership provides admission for two members and up to four accompanied guests. Fellow and Sponsor memberships provide admission for two members and up to six accompanied guests.

Contemporaries membership provides admission for two members and two accompanied guests. Contemporaries Patron membership provides admission for two members and up to four accompanied guests.

I just joined or renewed my membership. When will my membership card arrive?
Your membership materials should arrive by mail two to three weeks after your membership contribution has been processed. You can always check in by name with an ID at the Member Services Desk.

I lost my membership card. Can I get a replacement?
Yes! Please contact us by emailing memberinfo@whitney.org or by calling (212) 570-3641. We’ll place an order for a replacement card, which should arrive within two weeks.

When does the Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again open? Are there member previews?
The Warhol retrospective opens to the public on Monday, November 12, 2018. Member previews are taking place Wednesday, November 7 through Sunday, November 11. For start and end times, visit the online calendar listing.

Do members need tickets to Andy Warhol?
No—your membership card will provide admission to the exhibition. If you don't have your card, check in with a photo ID at the Member Services Desk.

Do members need to reserve advance tickets for Warhol or can they visit anytime?
Membership is the best way to experience Warhol at the Whitney! Members can visit anytime during the Museum’s regular hours—no need to book an advance ticket or wait in the general admission ticket line. As always present your membership card(s) near the elevators to enter the Museum.

Can members bring guests to visit Warhol? Do guests need to pre-purchase tickets?
Members at every level can purchase discounted tickets for guests (50% off general admission) at the Member Services Desk (limits apply). Please note: there may be a line at the Member Services Desk. Discounted tickets for member guests must be purchased at the Member Services Desk and are not available for advance purchase online.

Standard admission for each membership category remains in effect for the Warhol exhibition, and the complimentary guest benefits for members at the Friend level and above are in effect (e.g. Friend level membership provides express admission for the two membership card holders and two accompanying guests during every visit).

When is the best time to visit the Warhol exhibition?
We anticipate that the Museum will be busy. The most in-demand periods will be Saturdays and Sundays, during the day. Saturday evenings from 5 to 10 pm tend to be less busy. Weekdays also tend to be less busy; the Whitney will be open on three Tuesdays during the first month of the exhibition—November 13, 20, and 27—from 10:30 am to 6 pm.

Are there any special members-only viewing opportunities for the Warhol retrospective?
Yes! There are special member opportunities every month during the exhibition including previews in November, weekend morning access in November and December, and evening hours in January–March. For details, visit the online calendar.

Where is the Warhol retrospective in the Whitney’s building? 
The main section of Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again is installed on the Museum’s fifth floor. To follow the chronological narrative of the exhibition, turn left after exiting the stairs or elevators and proceed clockwise through the galleries. Sections of the exhibition are also installed in the third floor gallery and in the first floor gallery.