Inside the Whitney Biennial 2019

Floor 3, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center

The Whitney Biennial is the Museum’s flagship exhibition, with a history of presenting emerging and established artists who explore the fundamental issues of their time. 

This three-week course gives participants an in-depth view of the works in the exhibition and probes urgent questions—about race, gender, optimism, community, and vulnerability—that artists are grappling with today. We consider artists working in a range of media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film and video, and performance.

Course participants have the unique opportunity to meet with a Biennial artist. Participants in the evening sessions gain access to the Biennial galleries after museum hours.

Option 1: Wednesdays, May 29, June 5, June 12*
3–4:30 pm

Option 2:
Wednesdays, May 29, June 5, June 12
6:30–8 pm

Option 3:
Thursdays, May 30, June 6, June 13
2–3:30 pm

*This option has reached capacity.

Instructor: Josh Lubin-Levy is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at NYU. Specializing in modern and contemporary art and performance, for the past ten years he has also worked as a dance dramaturgy and performance curator. He was a 2016–2017 Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program and is currently on the faculty at the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University and in the department of Visual Studies at The New School.

Registration is required: $375/$300 members. For general inquiries and information related to the course, please email

The Hearst Artspace and the Seminar Room are equipped with induction hearing loops and infrared assistive listening systems. Accessible seating is also available.

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