Public Programs

Engage with artists, curators, writers, and scholars through innovative programs that explore the Whitney’s current exhibitions and permanent collection.

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Contemporary Indigenous Art in a Global Context: Alan Michelson in Conversation with Wanda Nanibush and Richard Bell

SAT, Oct 26, 2019
4 pm

An image of a video being projected on a marine buoy

In conjunction with his exhibition Wolf Nation, Mohawk artist Alan Michelson speaks with Anishinaabe curator Wanda Nanibush and Australian Aboriginal artist Richard Bell about their respective practices, recent and upcoming projects, and the ascendancy of contemporary Indigenous art in a global setting. The conversation is moderated by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Erhenkraz Curator.

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

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The Burning Child: Screening and Conversation with Joseph Leo Koerner and David Breslin

SUN, Nov 17, 2019
3 pm

An image of a man walking down a tree-lined avenue towards a large building

In The Burning Child (2018), renowned art historian Joseph Leo Koerner confronts the mysteries, personal and historical, of a painting by his father, the artist Henry Koerner. 

The screening is followed by a conversation between Joseph Leo Koerner and David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of Curatorial Initiatives, about the film and Henry Koerner’s practice as an artist, including his paintings in the Whitney’s permanent collection.

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

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Richard Hawkins on Rachel Harrison

MON, Nov 18, 2019
6:30 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Rachel Harrison Life Hack, Rachel Harrison invites fellow artists to respond to different works on view and to think about the diverse materials and mediums she uses in her practice. 

For this program, artist Richard Hawkins speaks in conversation with Elisabeth Sussman, Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography and co-curator of Rachel Harrison Life Hack

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

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This program offers advanced graduate students the opportunity to work directly with the Whitney’s collection and audiences within a supportive community of their peers and museum educators.

Whitney courses are multi-week programs that examine key issues in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American art and culture.

College and university students are invited to come as a class to explore the Whitney, guided by either their professor or one of our Teaching Fellows.



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