Neighbors’ Day: April 30
To mark the first anniversary of the Whitney’s new home, neighbors visit free on Saturday, April 30.Reserve tickets
Before his unexpected passing in August, Cecil Joseph Weekes served as a guard at the Whitney Museum for thirty-three years. His mother Patsy, who also worked as a guard, introduced him to the Whitney family in 1980. In the years that followed, he became an integral member of the community and a close friend to many who work here.
This video pays tribute to Cecil in the words of his colleagues, and documents a memorial service, held on October 25, 2013, in which the Museum dedicated the purchase of a permanent collection work by Elizabeth Catlett in his honor.