Member Night

WED, Sep 27, 2017
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 priority admission. One-time-use member guest passes may be used. Not open to corporate and reciprocal members.

To join or upgrade, call (212) 570-3641.

Event Schedule

Samba Dancing with Casa Brazilia
Floor One
7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm 

Join drummers and dancers from Casa Brazilia for interactive performances. Experience the rhythm of samba, an important inspiration for Hélio Oiticica. His Parangolés, fabric sculptures to be worn while dancing, express his commitment to art that is collaborative and interactive. Performances will last approximately 25 minutes.

Whitney Shop 
Floor One

To celebrate our final days of Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, enjoy 30% off all exhibition related merchandise. And take this opportunity to pick up a catalogue at a special end-of-show price of $30 for the paperback edition and $45 for the hardcover edition.

Drop in Artmaking Workshop
Floor Three, Artspace
7:15–9:45 pm

Stop by for a collage-making activity inspired by Elizabeth Catlett’s print series, I am the Negro woman, 1946–47 (re-titled The Black Woman, 1989). Catlett’s series of prints honors the work of black women including prominent figures such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Phyllis Wheatley. Participants are invited to create high contrast collage portraits inspired by Catlett’s graphic use of line and shading. Collage for a few minutes—or longer! First come, first served.

Screening and Discussion: Hélio Oiticica and 1970s New York 
Hess Theater, Floor Three
8–8:45 and 9–9:45 pm 

Filmmaker César Oiticica Filho’s 2012 documentary about his uncle Hélio Oiticica brings together archival visual materials and original audio recordings of Oiticica expounding upon his art, life, and times in his own words. This program will feature an excerpt from the film, focusing on the artist’s years living and working in New York. After the screening, the filmmaker will be in conversation with exhibition co-curators Donna De Salvo and Elisabeth Sussman.


Hop on to one of our 15–20 minute talks that highlight 2–3 works in the exhibition.

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
Oiticica's New York Years
Floor Five
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Explore Oiticica’s formative New York years. During the 1970s, he was inspired by the art, music, poetry, and theater scenes, which greatly influenced his artistic practice. Meet in the gallery to the left of the stairs and elevators.

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
Tropicalia Inside and Out
Floor Five
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Learn about Oiticica’s immersive installation, Tropicalia, before stepping inside and exploring it for yourself! Meet in the far western gallery to the right of the stairs and elevators.

An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s collection, 1940–2017
Floor Six
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Discover newly acquired works in the Whitney’s collection in the Stop the War section of An Incomplete History of Protest. Meet in the central gallery in front of the stairs and elevators.

Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960
Floor Seven
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Join this brief tour of works from the Whitney’s collection in the In a Euphoric Dream section of Where We Are. Meet in the far eastern gallery to the left of the stairs and elevators.


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 here. Social Series 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. Social Series drink tickets may be used at the cash bars.

Come to the Whitney Shop to browse the newest publications and collectibles. Present your membership card to enjoy your discount.

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