In time for the holiday season, members enjoy increased discounts and special in-store offers in the Whitney Shop. Find the perfect gifts for family, friends, and colleagues; stock your library with the latest art publications; or treat yourself to artist-inspired collectibles available only at the Whitney.
Please note: On Tuesday, December 13, the offer is available by phone only. Please call the Museum Shop at (212) 570-3614.
Open to all members. Questions? Please call the Museum Shop at (212) 570-3614.
9:30–10:30 am: special early opening just for families!
Bring your kids to celebrate the moving image! Explore the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, and take part in Unravel—a collaborative handmade 16 mm filmmaking project. Families will get to see their creations projected on the big screen! You can also participate in gallery tours and other artmaking activities throughout the Museum. Gallery tours will be offered until 12 pm.
Unravel is produced by artists, Maria Anastassiou, Chris Paul Daniels, Jo Byrne and Kelvin Brown.
Free with Museum admission. Families are encouraged to purchase admission tickets online in advance.
In Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, visitors are invited to journey beyond traditional two-and-three-dimensional art experiences into one that is truly transporting. By presenting compelling multidimensional works of art, Dreamlands fills the Museum’s fifth-floor galleries with an all-surrounding, phantasmagoric experience.
Inspired by this exhibition, the Whitney Shop has invited Radiant Human, the portrait practice of Portland-based visual artist Christina Lonsdale, to create photographs of shop patrons and their auras. This ten-day residency in the shop during Museum hours, December 7–17, offers patrons the opportunity to see their own human atmosphere and experience for themselves the art of aura photography, a process that visually captures the electromagnetic energy given off by a person or an object.
Reservations are required; $35 for one portrait including a personal interpretation by the artist. Please note: A limited number of walk-in appointments will be available each day; arrive early to the Whitney Shop for more information.
Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer West appears in person to activate with the audience a new iteration of her interactive cinematic installation Flashlight Filmstrip Projections. In this work, originally conceived as a “swan song to celluloid,” plexiglass panels lined with 35 and 70mm filmstrips are hung in the darkened space. The audience is invited to use powerful flashlights to individually and collectively project the filmstrip images assembled by the artist, which include as materials castoffs from Hollywood productions, hand-painted 70mm film leader, footage shot on 35mm of text, hand-shadow shadow play, Google maps, Wikipedia and images searches and YouTube compilations of early cinema footage of Loïe Fuller’s Serpentine Dance.
Tickets for this event are available for purchase here.
Please note: Flashlight Filmstrip Projections will be on view at Microscope Gallery from December 10–12 (1–6 pm). All Dreamlands: Expanded events take place at Microscope Gallery, with the exception of Steam Screens and The Owl Flies at Twilight, which will both be presented at Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens.