Public Programs

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

MYTH ASTRAY: A project by Arto Lindsay

Select Fridays, 7 PM

In conjunction with Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirum, Brazilian-American artist and experimental composer Arto Lindsay devises a series of talks, screenings, and musical performances exploring Tropicália, samba, and the Brazilian avant-garde. Lindsay maps connections between the art, music, and film that arose out of these aesthetic and political movements, which were central to Oiticica’s practice. Contributors include Barbara Browning, Gustavo di Dalva, Christopher Dunn, and Pedro Meira Monteiro. Events will take place in an environment designed by Lindsay for the Susan and John Hess Family Theater. 

Full schedule to be announced. Free with Museum admission.

Heidi Latsky: On Display

FRI, Jul 28, 2017
7–8:30 pm

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On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whitney and the High Line celebrate access and inclusion for all with a performance of ON DISPLAY by Heidi Latsky Dance.

This event is free. In the event of rain, the performance will take place on August 4, 7–8 pm.

Hélio Oiticica (2012)
Film Screening

SAT, Jul 29, 2017
3 pm

Grainy film still from Hélio Oiticica (2012).

César Oiticica Filho’s first film is a visually striking, found-footage documentary about the filmmaker’s uncle, the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Free with Museum admission. 

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Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows

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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.


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Whitney courses are multi-week programs that examine key issues in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American art and culture.

University Group Tours

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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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