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The new Whitney opens on May 1, 2015. Be a part of this historic moment—and be among the first to see and experience the new building—by becoming a Founding Member.


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.

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Contributing Membership

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.

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. 

Contemporaries ($500)

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:

  • Invitation for two to the Founding Member reception celebrating the new building on April 25 and 29
  • Access to the Founding Member Lounge during select Member events

Contemporaries: $424 tax-deductible
Founding Contemporaries: $376 tax-deductible per year

Contemporaries Patron ($1,000)

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:

  • Invitation for two to the Founding Member reception celebrating the new building on April 22, 25 and 29
  • An invitation to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Whitney’s new building
  • All Founding Contemporaries benefits

Contemporaries Patron: $812 tax-deductible
Founding Contemporaries Patron: $764 tax-deductible per year


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(212) 570-3641
memberinfo@whitney.org