Member Night

WED, Apr 11, 2018
7:30–10 pm

All members

The Whitney is open late—just for members! Celebrate with fellow supporters and enjoy everything the Museum has to offer. In addition to gallery access, the evening includes Whitney teaching fellow-led exhibition talks, members-only dining and shopping, and more.

All members are invited to this event. The invitation is for two individuals per membership household. Members at the Dual level and above are welcome to arrive at 7 pm for early admission. Not open to corporate and reciprocal members. To join or upgrade, call (212) 570-3641.

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Event Schedule

Dance Party with DJ Hesta Prynn
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
7:15–9:45 pm

Come to the third-floor theater to mingle, hang, and show off your best dance moves. DJ Hesta Prynn will be spinning a high-energy, fun mix that will keep you dancing all night!  Hesta Prynn has DJ’ed alongside artists such as Questlove and Mark Ronson and for brands like Spotify and Twitter and celebrities including Jimmy Fallon and Amy Schumer. When not DJing, she is producing the New York City Drone Film Festival and raising a toddler in NYC.

Critical Looking: Gendered Subjects
Floor 3, Hearst Artspace
7:30, 8:15, 9 pm

Teaching fellow Aliza Shvarts will lead seminar discussions focusing on women artists in the Whitney’s collection who have used their practices to challenge relationships of subjecthood and objecthood in both art and politics. We’ll discuss works by Louise Bourgeois, Elizabeth Catlett, and the Guerrilla Girls, and others, as well as the larger issue of the underrepresentation of women artists in arts institutions.

Nick Mauss: Transmissions—Dance Performance
Floor 8
7:15–9:45 pm

In Nick Mauss: Transmissions artist Nick Mauss presents live dance alongside objects from the Whitney’s collection and those of other institutions that reveal the intersection of American modernist ballet and New York’s artistic avant-garde. Dancers will be in the exhibition space throughout Member Night.

Whitney Shop
Floor 1

Discover hidden messages and special one-night-only discounts and promotions in unexpected places as you explore this season's displays, including a unique vintage pop-up shop curated by Iowa native, artist Kate Greer. And don’t forget to snap a selfie with Nathan Sawaya's American Gothic made of LEGO™ bricks!  

Exhibition Talks

Hop on a 15–20 minute talk highlighting 2–3 works of art in current exhibitions.

Introduction to Zoe Leonard: Survey
Floor 5
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Enter the exhibition and then turn left.

Melvin Edwards and Senga Nengudi
Floor 6
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Walk through the central gallery of An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017, and then turn right to find the gallery titled Spaces and Predicaments.

No One Exists Alone
Floor 7
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Meet in the central gallery of Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960, which explores themes of family and community.

Drink and Dine

Head to the Studio Cafe, on the Museum’s eighth floor, to savor delicious drinks and shareable small plates. All items are available for purchase a la carte; last call in the Studio Cafe is 9:30 pm. Still hungry? Untitled, located on the ground floor, will be serving dinner all night—make a reservation. Drink tickets may not be used in Studio Cafe or Untitled.

Cash bars serving wine and beer are located on the ground floor and in the third-floor Theater Gallery. Last call for cash bars is 9:45 pm. Drink tickets may be used at the cash bars.

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