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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Rubber Bands and Chalk Dust: A Conversation with the Students of Robert Reed

SAT, Mar 23, 2019
7 pm

Atop a neutral tan background, there is a swirl of purple paint stroke. On top of the purple stroke, there is a neutral tan rectangle.

This program explores the influence of artist and educator Robert Reed (1938–2014). Bringing together artists who studied with Reed at different times during his long tenure at Yale, this conversation reflects on the creative acts of teaching and learning.

This event is free but registration is required.


Distributed Web of Care

WED, Mar 27, 2019
7 pm

A photograph of 3 rudimentary drawings

Taeyoon Choi engages in a conversation with Chancey Fleet, Jonathan Dahan, and stewards and students from the School for Poetic Computation to explore the poetics and politics of computation, the relationship between Internet privacy and collective agency, and alternative methods of communicating via peer-to-peer protocols.

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

I wanna be with you everywhere

Apr 11, 13, 14

An illustration of a body with a bouquet of flowers sprouting from the neck in place of a head.

This program features three evenings of performances, readings, and meet-ups by, for, and about disabled artists and writers.

Tickets are required for entry to all events. Day passes are available on a sliding scale of $0-25. A separate ticket is required for Johanna Hedva’s performances on April 11 and 14. Tickets can be booked online or by calling (212) 352-3101 Monday–Friday, 9 am–9 pm or Saturday–Sunday, 10 am–9 pm.


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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