Public Programs

Engage with artists, curators, writers, and scholars through innovative programs that explore the Whitney’s current exhibitions and permanent collection.

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Kevin Beasley in conversation with Daphne Brooks and Jace Clayton

FRI, Feb 1, 2019
6:30 pm

Photograph of a cotton gin motor being repaired

For this program, Beasley invites writer and scholar Daphne Brooks and interdisciplinary artist Jace Clayton to discuss ways of understanding race, labor, and ancestry through an artistic lens.

Tickets are required.

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No Mistakes: Andy Warhol’s New History of Cinema

SUN, Feb 3, 2019
4 pm

Black and white photograph of Andy Warhol examining a film strip

This lecture by film critic and historian J. Hoberman describes Warhol’s radical filmmaking practice and reframes it by looking at his predecessors, Oscar Micheaux and Orson Welles.

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Histories of the Digital Now

WED, Feb 13, 2019
7 pm

Organized in conjunction with the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018, this panel discussion considers histories of technological art that help us to understand our present moment.

This event is free.


This program offers advanced graduate students the opportunity to work directly with the Whitney’s collection and audiences within a supportive community of their peers and museum educators.

Whitney courses are multi-week programs that examine key issues in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American art and culture.

College and university students are invited to come as a class to explore the Whitney, guided by either their professor or one of our Teaching Fellows.

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The Whitney is offering free admission to furloughed Federal employees with appropriate ID.