Public Programs

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


Edgar Heap of Birds in Conversation with David Breslin

WED, Oct 18, 2017
6:30–8 pm

Handwritten text that says "Relocate Destroy" in black and red.

On the occasion of the exhibition An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017,  Edgar Heap of Birds speaks about his work Relocate Destroy, In Memory of Native Americans, In Memory of Jews, 1987, from the series American Policy. He will give an overview of his diverse art practice in conversation with David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection.

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors).

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Pope.L in Conversation with Christopher Y. Lew

THU, Oct 19, 2017
6:30–8 pm

A large pink structure covered with a grid of bologna.

Pope.L’s socially engaged practice, spanning performance, theater, installation, video, and painting has interrogated conceptions of class, community, language, and race for over forty years. He joins Christopher Y. Lew, Nancy and Fred Poses Associate Curator and co-curator of the 2017 Biennial, to discuss his practice in context of contemporary art in America.

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors).

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Jed Perl in conversation with Alexander S. C. Rower

MON, Oct 23, 2017
6:30–8 pm

Book jacket for Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898–1940 by Jed Perl.

Art critic and writer Jed Perl discusses his new book, Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898–1940, with Alexander S. C. Rower, President of the Calder Foundation. 

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students and seniors).

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Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows

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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.

Courses

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

University Group Tours

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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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