Member Night

THU, Jun 7, 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

Weaving and Astrology with Sibyl Kempson and Omie Johnson
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
7–9:45 pm
As a prelude to her upcoming summer solstice performance, playwright, director, and performer Sibyl Kempson hosts a weaving workshop with astrologer Omie Johnson. The practice of weaving is a potent tool to reflect on the interaction between free will and fate, between personal choices and planetary cycles, between individual action and collective action. As participants work on both individual and group weaving projects, Kempson will provide guiding thoughts and Johnson will share insight into the astrological dynamics of the present moment. Kempson’s upcoming summer solstice performance is part her ongoing project at the Whitney, 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens.

Critical Looking Seminar: Borders and Belonging
Floor 3, Hearst Artspace
7:30, 8:15, 9 pm
Join teaching fellow Aliza Shvarts for a discussion of borders, migration, and belonging. Works by Zoe Leonard as well as artists from the upcoming exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art will serve as touchstones as we explore the complexities and contradictions of concepts such as “the nation” and “American.”

Exhibition Talks

Hop on one of the evening’s 15–20 minute talks highlighting collection works that were acquired out of past Whitney Biennials. Inaugurated in 1932, the Whitney’s ongoing series of Annuals and Biennials is the longest running survey of contemporary American art in the world. Since the Biennial’s inception, the Whitney has consistently acquired works from these exhibitions.

From the 1961 Annual: A Woman in the Sun (1961) by Edward Hopper
Floor 7
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm
Walk into the exhibition Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960, and turn right to meet teaching fellow Janine DeFeo in the gallery titled The Furniture of Home.

From the 2008 Biennial: Divine Violence (2007) by Daniel Joseph Martinez
Floor 6
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm
Walk left through the exhibition An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017 and meet teaching fellow Joshua Lubin-Levy in the gallery titled Abuse of Power.

From the 1997 Biennial: The Fae Richard’s Photo Archive (1993–96) by Zoe Leonard 
Floor 5
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm
Enter the exhibition Zoe Leonard: Survey and then turn left to meet senior teaching fellow Paula Burleigh. 


Cash Bars
Floors 1 and 3
Cash bars serving wine and beer are located on the ground floor and in the third-floor Theater. Last call for cash bars is 9:45 pm.

Studio Cafe
Floor 8
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. 

Floor 1
Still hungry? Untitled, located on the ground floor, will be serving dinner all night—make a reservation.

Whitney Shop
Floor 1
Browse the shop for the latest exhibition publications and artist-inspired collectibles. Members always save!

The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.