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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Badlands Unlimited presents What is Crypto?

FRI, Apr 27, 2018
6:30 pm

A knitted bitcoin.

The program includes a short presentation on the basics of crypto: its history, technology, and current application in the field of finance and beyond.

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors). Members: please log in to reserve tickets.

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Gregg Bordowitz in conversation with Glenn Ligon

MON, Apr 30, 2018
6:30 pm

Book cover.

This conversation between Gregg Bordowitz and Glenn Ligon focuses on Ligon’s Untitled (I Am a Man), 1988, and its relevance to representations of self, race, and gender, the subject of a new book by Bordowitz in Afterall’s One Work series.

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Transmissions: Nick Mauss in Conversation with Elena Filipovic, Jennifer Homans and Elisabeth Sussman

FRI, May 4, 2018
6:30 pm

Magazines.

In conjunction with Nick Mauss: Transmissions, this roundtable conversation explores the genesis of the exhibition through multiple circuits of inquiry and dialogue, how the interdependence of dance and art histories can be exhibited, and what challenges are brought up in the presentation of ephemeral, time-based, collaborative works. 

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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.

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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