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Although the Whitney is closed in preparation for the opening of our new building downtown in spring 2015, we are accepting event rentals at our 945 Madison location through December 31, 2014. Please submit an inquiry and an event specialist will get back to you.
Architect Marcel Breuer presented the designs for the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1963. His vision was a building that would “transform the vitality of the street into the sincerity and profundity of art.” A landmark of modern architecture, the Whitney Museum is a building that is both inviting and mysterious, and home to an unparalleled permanent collection of more than 18,000 objects and five floors of gallery space. It is the world’s finest museum devoted to American art.
Located on Madison Avenue at 75th 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 Upper East Side Historic District. A special event at the Whitney is one to be remembered.
The Robert J. Hurst Family Gallery provides the perfect backdrop for a diverse range of events. Two-story windows afford a dramatic view of the event awaiting your guests as they cross the bridge over the Sculpture Court.
Seated Dinner: 175
Theater Seating: 150
The Museum Lobby is a work of art in itself, with striking light fixtures, graceful architectural lines, and a prominent entryway on Madison Avenue.
The Brendan Gill Trustee Room is located on the 5th floor and is adjacent to the Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Galleries which exhibit masterpieces from the Whitney’s Permanent Collection.
Seated Dinner: 22
The Kaufman Astoria Studios Gallery is an intimate auditorium-style theater located adjacent to the Mildred and Herbert Lee Galleries. It is an excellent space for private screenings, media announcements, and presentations.
Theater Seating: 120
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.