Whitney Contemporaries

The Whitney Contemporaries is a dynamic group of art enthusiasts and collectors, ages twenty-one to forty.

Members choose from two levels of support. Contemporaries ($750 for two) can access a robust schedule of events including artist studio visits, neighborhood gallery walks, opening cocktail receptions for major Whitney exhibitions, and VIP art fair passes. Contemporaries Patrons ($1,250 for two) enjoy additional opportunities such as private collection visits, summer day trips to regional art destinations, and insider experiences with artists, curators, and tastemakers.

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Frequently asked questions.

Get in touch with us at (212) 570-7746 or at contemporaries@whitney.org.

  • Life drawing class.

    Life drawing class. © Matthew Carasella

  • People at the Whitney Art Party.

    Whitney Art Party 2016. Photograph © Matthew Carasella

  • Assistant curator and Contemporaries liaison Laura Phipps and assistant curator Elisabeth Sherman with 2017 Biennial artists Aliza Nisenbaum and Carrie Moyer.

    Assistant curator and Contemporaries liaison Laura Phipps and assistant curator Elisabeth Sherman with 2017 Biennial artists Aliza Nisenbaum and Carrie Moyer. Photograph © Matthew Carasella

  • Whitney Contemporaries at the 2017 Studio Party.

    Whitney Contemporaries at the 2017 Studio Party. Photograph © Matthew Carasella

AT THE MUSEUM

Don’t wait in the general admission ticket line. Just scan your card near the elevators to get in quickly. Make the most of your visit!

  • Bring guests! Contemporaries enjoy admission for four and Contemporaries Patrons enjoy admission for six
  • Purchase discounted general admission tickets for extra guests at the Member Services Desk
  • Don't forget, there's a members-only coat check line on Floor -1

Unlock Discounts at the Museum, Online, and Beyond

Your membership gives you special perks. Just present your card for discounts and more.

Art Party

The Whitney Contemporaries host the Museum’s annual celebrated Art Party, bringing together insiders from fashion, art, and entertainment. 

  • The Art Party provides funds supporting the Whitney’s Independent Study Program
  • Enjoy discounted, advance tickets to the headline event of New York's fall social calendar

Executive Committee

Co-Chairs 
Micaela Erlanger, Adam Fields, Flora Irving

Trustee Liaison 
Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo

Curatorial Liaison 
Laura Phipps

Executive Committee
Adam Abdalla, Edward Barsamian, Michael Carl, Amy Davis, Kyle DeWoody, Jessica Gersh, Alexander Hankin, Molly Krause, Suzanna Lee, Joey Lico, Jon Neidich, Gabe Schulman, Jessica Sherman, Catherine E. Smith


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