Neighbors’ Day: April 30
To mark the first anniversary of the Whitney’s new home, neighbors visit free on Saturday, April 30.Reserve tickets
At the end of the Whitney’s first calendar year in its new building, sound experimentalist, composer, and improviser Matana Roberts returned to the Museum for red, white and blue(s), a special ensemble performance and celebration. At midnight, artists, musicians, and attendees joined Roberts and Jace Clayton (DJ/rupture) for a rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” Video by Sam Richardson and Adam Khalil
On April 30, 2015, the Whitney Museum inaugurated the opening of its new home with a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Mayor Bill de Blasio, architect Renzo Piano, and Whitney leaders, as well as a performance by the Wooster Group.
In this Whitney Stories video, curator Jay Sanders recalls the Museum’s history of presenting performance alongside visual art, and illuminates plans for performance at the Whitney’s new home, which opens in May with a 170-seat theater space.