Patron Groups

Whitney patron group members gain insider access to exhibitions, artists, and programs while supporting the Museum’s mission to promote living artists and American art of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Each patron group has a particular emphasis, and offers specially tailored events and programs.

For more information, please contact or (212) 671–5401.


Patron group members at a studio visit with artist Anselm Kiefer.


Gain premier access to world-class private collections, artists' studios, and international travel with Trustees and fellow Museum benefactors.

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Young collectors who share a passion for supporting emerging artists enjoy intimate studio visits, curator-led gallery tours, and exhibition talks.

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Performance Committee

Support groundbreaking dance, music, theatre and spoken word performances while enjoying an insider look at American performance art through open rehearsals, exhibition openings, and priority tickets to special performances.

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Unique programming for art collectors and enthusiasts provides entrée into today's art scene through exclusive access to contemporary artists, curators and collectors.

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This group offers special access to the Whitney's education initiatives through events with key education and curatorial staff and on-going participation in departmental programming.

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Connoisseurs and enthusiasts of early to mid-20th century American art gain insight into the prewar period through access to eminent art historians, critics, curators, and collectors.

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Devoted to the preservation and documentation of the history of American art, Library Fellows enjoy exclusive programming featuring artists, writers, curators, and historians.

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