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Silhouetted figures against neon lights in a gallery
Visitors in the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016. Photograph by Matthew Carasella
Visitors on the terraces.
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Ed Lederman
An installation view of a work by Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson. Neon lights brighten the walls of a gallery space where a video work is projected

Alex Da Corte (b. 1980) and Jayson Musson (b. 1977), Easternsports, 2014. Four-channel video, color, sound; 152 min., with four screens, neon, carpet, vinyl composition tile, metal folding chairs, artificial oranges, orange scent, and diffusers. Collection of the artists; courtesy David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Maccarone Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, and Salon 94, New York © Alex Da Corte; image courtesy the artist and Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

Family Programs 

Dreamlands Family Day

Sat, Dec 10, 2016  9:30 AM–3 PM

For families with kids of all ages

Bring your kids to celebrate the moving image! Explore Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, take part in a collaborative filmmaking project, participate in gallery tours, and more. 

9:30–10:30 am: special early opening just for families! Choose a time of arrival during regular Museum Hours, or use the button below for special early admission.

Tickets

Events

Aura photography by Radiant Human, 2016. Image courtesy Radiant Human
Installation
10:30 AM–6 PM
Frank Stella Star Ornament Set; designed exclusively for the Whitney in conjunction with the exhibition Frank Stella: A Retrospective (October 30, 2015–February 7, 2016)
Member Events: All members
Alex Da Corte (b. 1980) with Jayson Musson (b. 1977), still from Easternsports,  2014. Four-channel video, color, sound; 152 min., with four screens,  neon, carpet, vinyl composition tile, metal folding chairs, artificial  oranges, orange scent, and diffusers. Score by Devonté Hynes. Collection  of the artists; courtesy David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Maccarone  Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, and Salon 94, New York. © Alex Da  Corte; image courtesy the artist
Free Tours
3 PM
Dora Budor (b. 1984), still from artist’s research materials of fluorescence imaging of neural activity in a Hydra, 2016. © Yuste Lab, Columbia University.
Member Events: Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patrons members
6:30–8:30 PM
Frank Stella Star Ornament Set; designed exclusively for the Whitney in conjunction with the exhibition Frank Stella: A Retrospective (October 30, 2015–February 7, 2016).
Member Events: All members
Aura photography by Radiant Human, 2016. Image courtesy Radiant Human
Installation
10:30 AM–10 PM
Alex Da Corte (b. 1980) with Jayson Musson (b. 1977), still from Easternsports,  2014. Four-channel video, color, sound; 152 min., with four screens,  neon, carpet, vinyl composition tile, metal folding chairs, artificial  oranges, orange scent, and diffusers. Score by Devonté Hynes. Collection  of the artists; courtesy David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Maccarone  Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, and Salon 94, New York. © Alex Da  Corte; image courtesy the artist
Free Tours
3 PM
Unravel: the longest hand painted film in Britain. Digitized still of 16 mm hand-painted film.
Teen Event: New York City teens
4–7 PM
MPA (b. 1980), Mars, 2014–2015. Pigmented inkjet print mounted on mat board and painted wood, 48 x 48 x 4.75 in. (121.92 x 121.92 x 12.07 cm). Courtesy of the artist; commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Performances
7:30–9:30 PM
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The Whitney’s collection contains some of the most significant and exciting work created by artists in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.