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Public Programs

Engage with artists, curators, writers, and scholars through innovative programs that explore the Whitney’s current exhibitions and permanent collection.

Academic Programs

2015
Andrea Geyer (b. 1971), rehearsal photograph for Time Tenderness, 2015. Photograph by Andrea Geyer
Mon, May 18
3 PM
2015
Andrea Geyer, Revolt, They said, 2015. Newsprint. multiple. 16.75 × 11.5 in.
Sun, May 10
10:30 AM–6 PM
2014
Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Play-Doh, 1994–2014. Polychromed aluminum, 120 x 108 x 108 in. (304.8 x 274.3 x 274.3 cm). One of five unique versions. Bill Bell Collection. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz
Tues, Sept 30, 2014
7 PM
2014
Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Farnese Hercules), 2013. Plaster and glass; 128 ½ x 67 × 48 5/8 in. (326.4 × 170 × 123.5 cm). Amy and Vernon Faulconer and The Rachofsky Collection. © Jeff Koons
Thurs, Sept 18, 2014
2014
Jeff Koons, Ushering in Banality, 1988. Polychromed wood; 38 × 62 × 30 in. (96.5 × 157.5 × 76.2 cm). Private Collection. © Jeff Koons
Fri, Sept 12, 2014
10 AM–4 PM
2014
Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988. Porcelain; 42 × 70 1⁄2 x 32 1⁄2 in. (106.7 × 179.1 × 82.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons
Thurs, Sept 11, 2014
7 PM
2014
Barnett Newman, The Promise, 1949. Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 × 68 1/8 in. (130.8 × 173 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Adriana and Robert Mnuchin  2000.338. © 2009 Barnett Newman Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Wed, Sept 10, 2014
2014
Amy Sillman, Mother, 2013-14. Oil on canvas, 91 × 84 in. (231.1 × 213.4 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Sikkema Jenkins Co., New York. Photograph by John Berens
Thurs, May 22, 2014
6:30 PM
2014
Dawoud Bey, Maxine Adams and Amelia Maxwell (from The Birmingham Project), 2012. Two pigmented inkjet prints mounted on dibond, 40 × 64 in. (101.6 × 162.6 cm) overall. Collection of the artist. © Dawoud Bey
Mon, May 19, 2014
7 PM
2014
Noah Webster, fragment, 2014. note for the word "Transport". with transcription by Susan Howe (with Diane Ducharme). (Miscellaneous notes, extracts, and quotations from Noah Webster's writings on etymology and orthography, n.d.)
Wed, May 14, 2014
6:30 PM
2014
Triple Canopy, Pointing Machines I (Chestertown, Maryland), 2013. Pigmented inkjet print, 22 1/2 × 15 in. (57.2 × 38.1 cm), Collection of Triple Canopy
Sat, Apr 26, 2014
6:30 PM
2014
Kevin Beasley (b. 1985), Untitled (Sack), 2012. Foam, resin, T-shirt, mattress cover, cotton, and thermal shirt, 51 × 23 × 16 in. (129.5 × 58.4 × 40.6 cm). Collection of the artist. © Kevin Beasley. Photograph by Kevin Beasley
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
7:30 PM
2014
Fred Lonidier, N.A.F.T.A. #16 A/B "'N.A.F.T.A. . . ' Returns to Tijuana,"/"'T.L.C. . . ' Regresa a Tijuana", 2005. Two inkjet prints mounted on panels, 33 x 122 in. (83.8 x 309.9 cm) each Collection of the artist; courtesy Essex Street, New York. Copyright Fred Lonidier. Photograph by Fred Lonidier.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014
7 PM
2014
Lisa Anne Auerbach, Let the Dream Write Itself, 2014. Wool, 63 x 80 in. (160 x 203.2 cm) Collection of the artist and Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach. Copyright Lisa Anne Auerbach. Photograph by Lisa Anne Auerbach
Fri, Mar 21, 2014
7 PM
2014
Zoe Leonard, 945 Madison Avenue, 2014 (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Collection of the artist; courtesy Murray Guy, New York; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Wed, Mar 19, 2014
6:30 PM
2014
Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), Yada, Yada, Yada, 2013
Tues, Jan 14, 2014
6:30–9:30 PM
2013
Robert Indiana (b. 1928), LOVE, 1968. Aluminum. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Purchase, with funds from the Howard and Jean Lipman Foundation, Inc.  68.71. © 2013 Morgan Art Foundation, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Thurs, Nov 21, 2013
7 PM
2013
 
John Currin, Skinny Woman, 1992. Oil on linen, 50 1/8 × 38 1/16 in. (127.3 × 96.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from The List Purchase Fund and the Painting and Sculpture Committee  92.30 © Photograph courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Geoffrey Clements
Tues, Oct 29, 2013
7 PM
2013
Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Study for New York Movie, 1938 or 1939. Fabricated chalk on paper, 8 3/8 × 10 15/16 in. (21.3 × 27.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.100
 
Thurs, Sept 26, 2013
7 PM
2013
Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Study for Nighthawks, 1941 or 1942. Fabricated chalk on paper, 8 1/2 × 11 1/16 in. (21.6 × 28.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.195
 
 
Thurs, Sept 12, 2013
7 PM
2013
Robert Irwin (b. 1928), Scrim veil—Black rectangle—Natural light, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1977. Cloth, metal, and wood, 144 × 1368 × 49 in. (365.8 × 3474.7 × 124.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the artist 77.45. © Robert Irwin. Photograph © Warren Silverman, 1977
Thurs, July 25, 2013
6:30 PM
2013
Edward Hopper (1882–1967), New York Movie, 1939. Oil on canvas, 32 1/4 × 40 1/8 in. (81.9 × 101.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York; given anonymously 396.1941. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Digital Image. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY
 
Tues, July 23, 2013
7 PM
2013
Robert Irwin (b.1928), Scrim veil—Black rectangle—Natural light, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1977. Cloth, metal, and wood, 144 × 1368 × 49 in. (365.8 × 3474.7 × 124.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the artist 77.45. © Robert Irwin. Photograph © Warren Silverman, 1977
Thurs, July 11, 2013
7 PM
2013
Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Early Sunday Morning, 1930. Oil on  canvas, 35 3/16 × 60 1/4 in. (89.4 × 153 cm). Whitney Museum of American  Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney   31.426. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum  of American Art. Digital image © Whitney Museum of American Art
Fri, June 28, 2013
7 PM
2013
DeFeo working on what was then titled Deathrose, 1960. Photograph by Burt Glinn. © Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos
Fri, May 17, 2013
6:30 PM
2013
Kevin Jerome Everson (b.1965), production still from Undefeated, 2008. Digital video, 16mm film, black and white; 1.5 minutes
Thurs, Apr 25, 2013
7 PM
2013
Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Fri, Apr 19, 2013
7 PM
2013
 
Alma Thomas, Late Night Reflections, 1972. Acrylic on canvas, 28 ¾ x 44 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Museum purchase, Fund for Acquisitions and bequest of Marjorie Pfeffer by exchange.© Estate of Alma W. Thomas. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion
 
Fri, Mar 29, 2013
6:30 PM
2013
Three Mile Island No. 3, from the One O'clock Jump series, 1978. Synthetic polymer and charcoal on paper. 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) Collection of Tim Savinar and Patricia Unterman © 2012 The Jay DeFeo Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Ben Blackwell
Thurs, Mar 7, 2013
7 PM
2013
Eleanor Antin during a re-creation of her performance Before the Revolution (1979) at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2012. Courtesy Los Angeles Times. © Robert Gauthier. Photograph by Robert Gauthier
 
Fri, Feb 1, 2013
6:30 PM
2012
Andy Warhol, Nine Jackies, 1964. Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas, 59 1/2 × 48 1/4 in. (151.1 × 122.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of The American Contemporary Art Foundation Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President  2002.273. © 2009 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Fri, Dec 7, 2012
6–8 PM
2012
Richard Artschwager (b. 1923), Untitled, 1962. Acrylic on canvas, 45 1/2 x 61 in. (115.6 x 154.9 cm). Collection of Mrs. David Hermelin. © Richard Artschwager. Photograph by Tim Thayer
Thurs, Nov 15, 2012
7:30 PM
2012
Sarah Sze (b. 1969), Strange Attractor, 2000. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Marianne Boesky, Ed Cohen, and Adam Sender 2001.1. © Sarah Sze. Photograph by Frank Oudeman
Mon, Nov 5, 2012
7 PM
2012
Julianne Swartz, How deep is your, 2003. site-specific installation with sound, P.S. 1 Museum, Queens, NY. plastic and PVC tube, sound track, CD player, funnel, mirror, LED lights, existing architecture. Courtesy the artist
Fri, July 27, 2012
7 PM
2012
Hercules Segers (1589/90–c. 1633–38), Mountain Gorge Bordered by a Road, c. 1615–30. Contre-épreuve of etching, with oil paint, 6 × 6 5/16 in. (15.4 × 16 cm). Collection Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; on loan from the Rijksacademic van Beeldende Kunsten
Thurs, May 17, 2012
12 PM
2012
Still from Theatre Sound Test Film ASTR-5, produced by the Motion Picture Research Council, 1956
Fri, Apr 27, 2012
7:30 PM
2012
Laura Poitras, still from Untitled Part III (9/11 Trilogy). Courtesy the artist
Fri, Apr 20, 2012
7:30 PM
2012
Joanna Malinowska, Charles Ives and the Ghost Dance Crows, 2012. Photo collage. Courtesy the artist
Fri, Apr 13, 2012
7:30 PM
2012
Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965), The Drawing Class, 2011. Oil and charcoal on canvas, 82 x 65 in. (208.3 x 165.1 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Fri, Mar 16, 2012
7:30 PM
2011
Kevin Jerome Everson (b.1965), production still from Early Riser, from The Tombigbee Chronicles (2011). 16mm film, black-and-white, sound; 5:40 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Picture Palace Pictures
 
Thurs, Sept 8, 2011
7 PM
2011
Danny Goldberg
Wed, Aug 10, 2011
7 PM
2011
Weekend at Bernie's.  Courtesy Criterion Pictures, USA, Inc.
Thurs, June 30, 2011
8 PM
2011
CHERYL. Photograph by Joshua Herman
Sat, May 21, 2011–Sun, May 22, 2011
7 PM–12 AM
2011
Charles LeDray (b.1960), Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, 1993. Fabric, wire, vinyl, silkscreen, zipper, 26 ¾ x 54 inches (67.9 × 137.2 cm) overall. Private Collection, Houston, TX. Photograph by Tom Powel. Courtesy of Sperone Westwater
Fri, Feb 4, 2011
7 PM
2010
 
Edward Hopper, New York Interior, c. 1921. Oil on canvas, 24 ¼ x 29 ¼ in. (61.6 x 74.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1200. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art
 
Wed, Dec 1, 2010
10–11:30 AM
2010
Charles Burchfield, _End of the Day_, 1938. Watercolor on paper, 381⁄4 x 581⁄4 in. (97.1 x 148 cm). The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Joseph E. Temple Fund, 1940
Tues, Sept 28, 2010
7 PM
2010
 
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
 
Fri, Sept 17, 2010
2:30 PM
2010
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
Fri, Sept 10, 2010
3 PM
2010
 
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
 
Fri, Aug 27, 2010
3 PM
2010
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
Fri, Aug 20, 2010
3 PM
2010
 
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
 
Fri, Aug 13, 2010
4 PM
2010
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
Fri, Aug 6, 2010
3 PM
2010
 
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
 
Fri, July 23, 2010
6:30 PM
2010
 
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
 
Fri, July 23, 2010
3 PM
2010
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
Fri, July 16, 2010
8 PM
2010
Christian Marclay, Graffiti Composition, 1996-2002. Portfolio of 150 digital prints. Printed by Muse X Editions, Los Angeles, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. © Christian Marclay
 
Fri, July 16, 2010
3 PM
2010
Map of Riverbank State Park showing ventilation stacks (unmarked) from wastewater treatment plant below.
Sat, June 5, 2010
12–3 PM
2010
Nina Berman, Ty with gun, 2008, from Marine Wedding, 2006/2008. Pigment print, 10 x 15 in. (25.4 x 38.1 cm). Collection of the artist
 
Fri, May 28, 2010
7:30 PM
2010
 
Kerry Tribe, H.M., 2009. Double projection of a single 16mm film, color, sound, 18:30 min., dimensions variable. Collection of the artist. Courtesy 1301PE, Los Angeles
 
Fri, May 7, 2010
7:30 PM
2010
Emily Roysdon, Ecstatic Resistance (schema), 2009. Silkscreen and chine-collé on paper, 34 1/2 x 25 in. (87.6 x 63.5 cm). Designed in collaboration with Carl Williamson, printed by 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn, New York. Collection of the artist
 
Fri, Apr 30, 2010
7:30 PM
2010
 
Aki Sasamoto, still from Secrets of My Mother's Child, 2009. Performance and installation. Collection of the artist. Photograph by Arturo Vidich
 
Fri, Apr 16, 2010
7:30 PM
2010
Martin Kersels, Study in Orange & White #4, 2009. Colored pencil on paper, 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
Fri, Apr 2, 2010
7:30 PM
2010
Ari Marcopoulos, still from Detroit, 2009. DVD; 7:32 min. loop. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco
 
Fri, Mar 26, 2010
7:30 PM
2010
Roni Horn (b. 1955), _Becoming a Landscape_, 1999–2001 (detail). Twenty chromogenic prints, six prints 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (52.1 x 52.1 cm) each, fourteen prints 30 1/2 x 23 in. (77.5 x 58.4 cm) each. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Photography Committee, Director`s Discretionary Fund, Steven Ames, Kathryn Fleck, William True, and the Henry Nias Foundation, 2002.294a-t. © Roni Horn
Sat, Jan 16, 2010
7 PM
2009
Roni Horn (b. 1955), _Still Water (The River Thames, for Example)_, 1999 (detail).  Fifteen offset lithographs on uncoated paper (photographs and text), 30 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (76.2 x 104.1 cm) each. Tate, London; presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the American Acquisitions Committee 2005, accessioned 2008. © Roni Horn
 
Fri, Dec 11, 2009
7 PM
2009
Roni Horn, detail of You are the Weather, 1994–1995. Thirty-six gelatin silver prints and sixty-four chromogenic prints. 10 ½ x 8 ½ inches each. © Roni Horn
Wed, Nov 18, 2009
7 PM
2009
Solax Night, Roaring Solax Comedy, Moving Picture News. Courtesy of the Library of Congress MBRS Division. Photograph by George Willeman
 
Sat, Nov 14, 2009
9:30 AM–5 PM
2009
Bill Viola (b. 1951), Ascending Angel (iv.) from Five Angels for the Millennium, 2001. Five-channel color video installation, each projection with stereo sound, dimensions variable. Performer: Josh Coxx. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchased jointly by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, with funds from Leonard A. Lauder; Tate, London, with funds from Lynn Forester de Rothschild; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, with funds from Lily Safra  2004.27. Photograph by Kira Perov
Tues, Oct 27, 2009
7 PM
2009
Dan Graham photographing Two Adjacent Pavilions, 1978–82; two-way mirror, glass, and steel; two structures: 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 feet each; collection Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands; installed in Documenta VII next to the Fulda River, Kassel, Germany, 1982
Thurs, Oct 1, 2009
7 PM
2009
Still from Charles Atlas, _Put Blood in the Music_, 1989.
Thurs, Sept 17, 2009
7 PM
2009
Still of Theoretical Girls from Ericka Beckman, _135 Grand St._, 1979
Sat, Sept 12, 2009
7 PM
2009
The Feelies perform at the Whitney as part of Howie Chen’s My Turn public programs series. Photograph by Scott Rudd
Fri, June 26, 2009
7 PM