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Member Night

Thurs, Feb 2, 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 Friend level and above and Founding Dual members 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 Nic Lehoux

Whitney Museum of American Art, May 2016. Photograph by Nic Lehoux

Event Schedule

Book Signing: Flora Miller Biddle’s The Whitney Women
Floor 3, Hearst Artspace
7–7:45 pm

Flora Miller Biddle, granddaughter of Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, will sign copies of her recently republished book, The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made: A Family Memoir

Dreamlands Performance: Jenny Perlin and Adam Marks’s The Blooming Colors
Floor 3, Hess Family Theater
8–8:30 and 9–9:30 pm 

Artist Jenny Perlin and pianist Adam Marks present a new synesthetic work. Marks has composed a piece that translates Perlin’s film Twilight Arc (currently on view on the fifth floor) into music, using historical color scales designed for the color organ. The music is accompanied by new visuals created by Perlin. 

Sketching Workshop: Portraits Without People
Floor 7
7–9:30 pm

During this drop-in workshop led by artist and educator Mark Joshua Epstein, participants will look closely at works of art that function as portraits without depicting the human body. Through a hands-on art making activity, Epstein will invite visitors to represent themselves through images of objects and/or places that are imbued with personal meaning.

Exhibition Talks

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016
Floor 5
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

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

Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection
Floor 6
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Meet in the gallery titled Self-Conscious; head left when you exit the elevators or stairs.

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s
Floor 8
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

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, beer, and a specialty cocktail 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.

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