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We thank our Corporate Members for their continued support.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is home to many of the most significant and exciting works of art ever created in the United States. Those works are now displayed in a breathtaking new space: a 220,000-square-foot building in New York City’s Meatpacking District, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano.
Located on Gansevoort Street at Washington Street, the Whitney Museum is nestled in one of the most prominent shopping districts in the world, surrounded by beautifully preserved buildings in New York City’s Meatpacking District. A special event at the Whitney is one to be remembered.
The 6,200-square-foot Museum Lobby, serving as the main entrance to the Museum, is a spectacular space for large events and receptions.
Seated Dinner: 300
The 4,874-square-foot theater complex situated on the Museum’s Third Floor can accommodate a variety of event setups including film and performance programs, large-scale dinners and private receptions. The Theater Gallery can be used in conjunction with the Theater for pre- and post-programming receptions.
Seated Dinner: 150
The outdoor gallery on the Fifth Floor is the Museum’s largest, totaling 5,118 square feet. The space is ideal for large outdoor receptions providing spectacular views of the High Line.
Seated Dinner: 125
The 1,000-square-foot George and Mariana Kaufman—Kaufman Astoria Studios adjacent to the Fifth Floor Outdoor Gallery will allow for dynamic indoor / outdoor programming that may include digital media and special programs.
Seated Dinner: 50
The 1,215-square-foot Trustee Room is on the Eighth Floor of the Museum, adjacent to a sky-lit Hurst Family Galleries. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Hudson and the High Line providing a remarkable setting for intimate meetings and presentations.
The Museum’s Eighth Floor sky-lit Studio Cafe and Terrace provide a spectacular setting for simultaneous indoor / outdoor dining and receptions.
Seated Dinner: 50
Seasonal Outdoor Seating: 50
Union Square Events
The Whitney Museum of American Art reserves the right to decline involvement in any project or event and to approve all collateral for events hosted at the Museum. Please note that capacities and environments within the museum are subject to change. To receive a full copy of Museum special event rules and regulations, please contact the Special Events office.