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Member Night

Thurs, Apr 6, 2017  7:30–10 PM

The Whitney is open late—just for members! Celebrate with fellow supporters and enjoy everything the Museum has to offer. In addition to gallery access, the evening includes Whitney teaching fellow-led exhibition talks, members-only dining and shopping, and more.

All members are invited to this event: The invitation is for two individuals per membership household. Members at the Dual level and above are welcome to arrive at 7 pm for priority admission. One-time-use member guest passes may be used. Not open to corporate and reciprocal members.

To join or upgrade, call (212) 570-3641.

Whitney Museum of American Art, May 2016. Photograph by Ed Lederman

Whitney Museum of American Art, May 2016. Photograph by Ed Lederman

Event Schedule

Drawing Studio: Exploring the Figure
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
7:15–9:45 pm

Artist and educator Mark Joshua Epstein will lead a drop-in, open-level figure drawing class in the third-floor theater. Gain firsthand experience with this foundational artistic practice and explore ideas of proportion, positive and negative space, and foreground and background as well as the expressive potential of line, texture, and gesture while sketching from live models. Draw for a few minutes—or longer! First come, first served.

Mark Joshua Epstein (b. 1979) is a visual artist and independent curator based in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Vane Gallery in Newcastle, England and Biquini Wax in Mexico City. Epstein has participated in numerous residency programs including the Millay Colony, the Macdowell Colony and the Saltonstall Foundation.

Critical Looking Seminar
Floor Three, Hearst Artspace
7:30, 8:15, 9 pm

Artists have long explored how vision correlates to ideas of power. Works of art often ask us to consider who is looking, whom or what is being looked at, and how the visibility conferred by art can effect real-world change. Using works from the Biennial and the Whitney’s collection as touchstones, this participatory seminar led by teaching fellow Aliza Shvarts will explore how art can enact and demand a critical awareness—one that asks us to attend to social and political issues beyond the museum walls.

Exhibition Talks

2017 Whitney Biennial
Floor 5, East Wing
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Meet in the eastern gallery; head left when you exit the elevators or stairs.

2017 Whitney Biennial
Floor 5, West Wing
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Meet in the western gallery; head right when you exit the elevators or stairs.

2017 Whitney Biennial
Floor 6
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Meet near the elevators. 

Drink, Dine, and Shop

Drink and Dine

Come to Studio Cafe, on the Museum’s eighth floor, to savor delicious drinks and shareable small plates. All items are available for purchase a la carte; last call in the Studio Cafe is 9:30 pm. Still hungry? Untitled, located on the ground floor, will be serving dinner all night—make a reservation here. Social Series drink tickets may not be used in Studio Cafe or Untitled.

Cash bars serving wine and beer are located on the ground floor and in the third-floor Theater. Last call for cash bars is 9:45 pm. Social Series drink tickets may be used at the cash bars.

Shop 

Come to the Whitney Shop to browse the newest publications and collectibles. Present your membership card to enjoy your discount.