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The new Whitney is now open. Be a part of this historic moment by becoming a Founding Member.
All members enjoy these benefits:
Enhance your experience by becoming a Founding Member. Founding Members at all levels make a commitment to the Whitney through our inaugural year and beyond, and provide important Capital Campaign support. Enjoy all Core Benefits and special privileges including:
Customize your experience and maximize your benefits with our Curate Your Own Membership program, choosing from five series with exclusive member privileges only available at the Whitney. Choose core benefits for one or two, or become a two-year Founding Member and get special access to the new building.Buy Membership
Choose core benefits for one or two and then customize your benefits by selecting the series of your choice.
The two-year Founding membership gives you core benefits for two and provides special access to the new building. Customize your benefits by selecting the series of your choice.
Members at our Contributing Levels provide important philanthropic support to the Whitney. Contributing level members may join the Founding Membership program by selecting a two-year membership option or by enrolling in our Auto Renewal program; in both cases we will apply 10% of your first year membership gift to the Whitney Museum Capital Campaign. For the two-year option, if you would like to receive your 10% discount and donate a different amount to the Campaign, simply call our offices at (212) 570-3641.
Invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, a special limited-edition gift, express admission for two cardholders, and four one-time-use guest passes
Additional Founding Friend Benefits:
Invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, a select exhibition catalogue, evening programs including exhibition tours, express admission for two cardholders with two accompanied guests, and four one-time-use guest passes
Additional Founding Patron Benefits:
All Patron benefits plus VIP access to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, programs with Whitney curators and artists, gallery walks and collection visits, and express admission for two cardholders with up to four accompanied guests
Additional Founding Circle Benefits:
All Circle benefits plus invitations to semiannual Breakfasts with the Director featuring conversation with artists and curators, and express admission for two cardholders with up to six accompanied guests
Additional Founding Fellow Benefits:
All Fellow benefits plus invitations to a dinner or intimate reception with trustees and artists, and express admission for two cardholders with up to eight accompanied guests
Additional Founding Sponsor Benefits:
The Whitney Contemporaries is a dynamic group of art patrons between the ages of twenty-one and forty, committed to supporting the Whitney’s mission of championing emerging voices and artistic innovation. Contemporaries receive exclusive access to the Whitney’s unparalleled collection and the New York art scene.
Invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, private collection tours, visits to artist studios, gallery walks, priority discounted tickets to Art Party, invitations to select contemporary art fairs, and express admission for two cardholders
Additional Founding Contemporaries Benefits:
All Contemporaries benefits plus after-hour exhibition tours, VIP access to Opening Cocktail Receptions, intimate events with art world insiders, and a select exhibition catalogue
Additional Founding Contemporaries Patron Benefits:
A discounted membership is available for working artists residing within the United States who work in one or more of the media that are represented in the Whitney’s collection, including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, film, video, and digital media. Applicants are required to present documentation upon joining or renewing. Accepted forms of documentation include a website, current CV listing exhibitions or other relevant projects, or a recent exhibition announcement.
You must be a full-time student to be eligible. A copy of a student’s current semester ID should accompany applications. Available only in our lobby to U.S. residents.