Public Programs: Open Seminars with the Artists

Launched in the late 1960s as one of the Museum’s first public programs, Seminars with Artists is an open forum for conversations with some of the most notable American artists. Multiple Edition is conceived as a platform for discussion and experimentation. Each emerging artist in the series is commissioned to create 200 multiples that will be given away to the public—free of charge—at the event.


FREE for members
$6 for senior citizens and students
$8 for general admission (unless otherwise noted)

Members must make reservations by contacting For all others, advance sales recommended. Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum Admissions desk or online. Inquiries: or (212) 570-7715.

Matt Mullican»

Tuesday, March 25, 7 pm
Moving among performance art, drawing, sculpture, and electronic media, Mullican focuses on the intersection of personal cosmologies and public systems of communication.
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Ry Rocklen»

Friday, March 28, 7 pm
Rocklen doctors and assembles society’s leftovers from streets, dumps, and thrift stores into playful readymades with calculated cultural connotations. This program is free with Museum admission; however, space is limited.
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Lisa Sigal»

Thursday, April 3, 7 pm
Sigal’s inventive constructions, both self-contained and site-specific, fuse painting, sculpture, installation, and architecture. Moderated by K. Michael Hays, the Whitney’s adjunct curator of architecture.
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Ellen Harvey»

Thursday, April 10, 7 pm
Trained as both a painter and an attorney, Harvey balances an artist’s sense of faith with a lawyer’s skepticism, as she investigates art’s simultaneous potential for beauty and failure.
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Olivier Mosset»
& Amy Granat and Drew Heitzler»

Thursday, April 17, 7 pm
Painter Mosset and filmmakers Granat and Heitzler have collaborated on T.S.O.Y.W. — a dual-screen projection that allegorically traces one man’s compulsory and ultimately futile search for his object of desire.
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Eduardo Sarabia»

Friday, April 25, 7 pm
Sarabia’s staged, semi-fictional events, revolving around the artist’s Mexican heritage, are meticulously documented to transform the exhibition space into a site for satirical storytelling. This program is free with Museum admission; however, space is limited.
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Alice Konitz»

Thursday, May 1, 7 pm
A creative take on mid-twentieth-century modernist furniture and architecture, Könitz’s handmade sculptures both celebrate and critique the art and design that surround us. Moderated by K. Michael Hays, the Whitney’s adjunct curator of architecture
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Daniel Joseph Martinez»

Wednesday, May 7, 7 pm
Known for his interventions in identity politics and artistic boundaries, Martinez takes up globalization and violence in his Biennial installation of painted panels questioning the function of violence in everyday life.
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James Welling»
& Walead Beshty»

Tuesday, May 13, 7 pm
Photographers Welling and Beshty both take up the representational field of photography itself as the subject of their works, often producing abstractly beautiful compositions of common objects.
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