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The Library Fellows explore the relationship between contemporary American artists and the published materials that document and enhance understanding of their work. With a focus on the Whitney’s exhibition program and permanent collection, this group provides vital support to the operations of the Museum's Frances Mulhall Achilles Library and establishes funds to enhance its Special Collections.

Participation begins with an annual gift of $3,000.

For further information please email or call (212) 570-7765.

Recent Events Include:

  • A visit to the Calder Foundation with the artist's grandson and Foundation Director, and curator Barbara Haskell 
  • An exclusive evening with artist Wade Guyton and curator Scott Rothkopf, accompanied by a private viewing of Wade Guyton OS 
  • A panel discussion with Whitney curators who shared their thoughts on the history of American art, the Whitney, and the future of the Museum's programming
  • A conversation between artist K8 Hardy and 2012 Whitney Biennial curator Jay Sanders about the art of the 'zine at the Whitney's Bulwark library
  • A special reading by poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge of her recent book Hello, the Roses with husband, Richard Tuttle, who designed the book's cover
  • A studio visit to a prominent American artist in New York City
Artist Kate Hardy sits at a library table with curator Jay Sanders

Whitney Independent Study Program orientation at the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library at 99 Gansevoort Street, September 2015. Photograph by Monica Crozier