We've Missed You

Dear Whitney Community,

I'm extremely pleased to share with you that we will reopen our doors to the public on September 3, with five days of early access for our members and the Whitney Education Community Advisory Network beginning August 27. This highly anticipated moment is especially meaningful, as the Whitney, a museum devoted to the American art of our time, is profoundly cognizant of its responsibility—as a community resource, civic platform, and site of inspiration—to present an inclusive idea of our country through our exhibitions and programs. This is a period of great challenges and transformation for our city, and together, with compassion, respect, and working collectively to ensure each other's safety and well-being, I know we will make it through this difficult time.

Our remarkable staff has been hard at work reimagining the best possible Whitney experience in this new era—one that provides for the optimal health and well-being of our visitors and staff. To help you prepare, head to our Plan Your Visit page to learn more about our new safety protocols, which have been developed in accordance with city and state guidelines. From purchasing timed tickets in advance to detailing which amenities will remain closed at this time, we've outlined everything you need to know to make your visit as safe and stress-free as possible.

Once you're at the Museum, rest assured that if you missed any of the exhibitions that were on view when we closed in March, you will have the chance to visit (or revisit) each extraordinary show. Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945—a monumental exhibition that earned critical raves in its first month—and Cauleen Smith: Mutualities, which explores experimental works by the artist that reflect on memory and Afrodiasporic histories, will remain on view through January 31, 2021. Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, featuring forty-five paintings by the visionary symbolist, will now continue its run through November 1, 2020.

We will also debut a new exhibition, Around Day's End: Downtown New York, 1970–1986, to set the stage for the completion later this year of David Hammons's Day's End, an eagerly awaited public art project by one of the most important and influential artists of our time, presented in partnership with the Hudson River Park Trust.

We know how much you've missed the Whitney, and we have truly missed you. In order to best serve our local communities and all of the people of our great city, we are offering Pay-What-You-Wish admission for all visitors through September 28. As always, admission for members will continue to be free. For everyone's safety, we ask that visitors and members book timed tickets in advance.

Thank you, dear friends, for your good wishes and support during this period of temporary closure. We cannot wait to welcome you back home to the Whitney!

With my warmest regards,

Adam D. Weinberg
Alice Pratt Brown Director