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Join the Whitney Contemporaries

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 check out the New Whitney during opening festivities. Photograph by Matthew Carasella

Contemporaries ($750)

Core Benefits for two, artist studio visits, gallery walks, Contemporaries-only talks and discussions, after-hours tours, invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, advance discounted tickets to Art Party, invitations to select contemporary art fairs, express admission for two cardholders with two accompanied guests.

Contemporaries: $98 is not tax-deductible per year

Contemporaries Patron ($1,250)

Core Benefits for two, VIP access for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, an annual art day trip and a private collection visit, artist and art-world insider talks, artist studio visits, gallery walks, Contemporaries-only talks and discussions, after-hours tours, a select exhibition catalogue, advance discounted tickets to Art Party, invitations to select contemporary art fairs, express admission for two cardholders with up to four accompanied guests.

Contemporaries Patron: $210 is not tax-deductible per year

Upcoming Contemporaries Events

Member Night, August 3, 2016. Photograph © Matthew Carasella Photography
Member Events: Friend, Patron, Circle, Fellow, Sponsor, and Contemporaries members
7–10 PM
Rashid Johnson (b. 1977), Antoine's Organ, 2016. Black steel, grow lights, plants, wood, shea butter, books, monitors, rugs, piano. 189 x 338 x 126 3/4 in. (480.1 x 858.5 x 321.9 cm). Photograph by Martin Parsekain; image courtesy Hauser and Wirth Gallery, New York.
Member Events: Contemporaries Patrons members
6:30–8:30 PM
A view of the building from the High Line, November 2014. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Member Events: Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patrons
12–2 PM
Lynn Hershman Leeson (b. 1941), Water Women 7, 1978. Collaged photographs with mirrors on vellum, 13 1/2 x 8 in. (34.3 x 20.3 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York © Lynn Hershman Leeson; photographs by Marc Brems Tatti; images courtesy Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York 
Member Events: Circle, Fellow, Sponsor, and Contemporaries Patron members
7:30–11 PM
Andrea Crespo (b. 1993), still from parabiosis: neurolibidinal induction complex 2.2, 2015. Video, color, sound; 11:12 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee 2016.3. © Andrea Crespo
Member Events: Friend, Patron, and Contemporaries members
8–11 PM
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Nic Lehoux
Member Events: all members
9:30–10:30 AM
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Nic Lehoux
Member Events: all members
9:30–10:30 AM
After Oskar Schlemmer (1888–1943), Das Triadische Ballett [Triadic Ballet], 1970. 35 mm film transferred to video, color, sound; 29 min. Courtesy Global Screen, Munich. Produced by Bavaria Atelier for the Südfunk, Stuttgart, in collaboration with Inter Nationes and RTB (Belgian Television); director: Helmut Amann; choreography and costume designs: Oskar Schlemmer, 1922; artistic advisors: Ludwig Grote, Xanti Schwinsky, and Tut Schlemmer  © 1970 Bavaria Atelier for SWR in collaboration with Inter Nationes and RTB
Member Events: all members
7:30–10 PM
Andrea Crespo (b. 1993). Still from parabiosis: neurolibidinal induction complex 2.2, 2015. Video, color, sound; 11:12 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee 2016.3. © Andrea Crespo
Member Events: Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patron members
8 PM
Andrea Crespo (b. 1993). Still from parabiosis: neurolibidinal induction complex 2.2, 2015. Video, color, sound; 11:12 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee 2016.3. © Andrea Crespo
Member Events: Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patron members
8:15 PM
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