Member Night

Wed, Dec 5, 2018
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.

Floor 1
Warhol in the 1970s—Mini Tours: Portraits
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Teaching fellow Ayanna Dozier will discuss Warhol’s 1970s portraits of celebrities, musicians, art patrons, and friends. 

Whitney Shop
Browse the shop for the latest exhibition publications and artist-inspired collectibles. Members always save!

Step, Turn, Repeat: A Swing Dancing Class 
7:30, 8:30 pm

Warhol's dance diagram paintings–two examples depicting a Swing step are installed on the fifth floor–lend themselves to multilayered readings. With this in mind, we've organized a Swing Dancing class led by instructors from Brooklyn Swings, which will be accompanied by live performances by the Rad Rompers.  

Cash Bar
Last call is 9:45 pm.

Untitled will be serving dinner all night—make a reservation.

Floor 3
Warhol in the 1950s—Whose Shoes: A Drawing and Collage Salon
Hearst Artspace
7:15–9:45 pm

This still life drawing and collage workshop, led by artist and educator Mark Joshua Epstein, explores the expressive possibilities of line and texture. Warhol’s 1950s depictions of shoes, including his ad campaigns and his ink and metal-leaf collages, provide inspiration.

Warhol in the 1960s—Social Codes, Social Choreographies: A Critical Looking Seminar
Seminar Room
7:30, 8:15, 9 pm

Like the steps of a dance, the scripts of a computer program, or the instructions for a Sol LeWitt drawing, social life is often governed by a set of rules, from dinner table etiquette to traditional gender roles. This participatory seminar, led by teaching fellow Aliza Shvarts, will explore Warhol’s keen observation of social codes and choreographies in works made during the 1960s. The discussion will focus both on how Warhol reproduced codes and on the ways he challenged them.

DJ Set by Hesta Prynn
Susan and John Hess Family Theater
7:15–9:45 pm

Come celebrate Warhol during this fun DJ set by Hesta Prynn. Mix, mingle, and show off your best dance moves. New York–based DJ Hesta Prynn has worked alongside artists such as Questlove and Mark Ronson.

Susan and John Hess Family Theater 

Cash Bar
Susan and John Hess Family Theater
Last call is 9:45 pm

Floor 5
Warhol in the 1980s—Mini Tours: Abstraction
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Teaching fellow Vivian Crockett will discuss Warhol’s turn to abstraction during the final decade of his career. 

Floor 6
“A computer would be a very qualified boss”—Mini Tours in Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018
Floor 6
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Taking its title from an Andy Warhol quote, this mini tour led by teaching fellow Janine DeFeo explores algorithmic and rule-based works of art from the Whitney’s collection. 

Floor 7
“I work seven days a week”—Mini Tours in Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960
Floor 7
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

With an Andy Warhol quote for its title, this mini tour led by teaching fellow Joshua Lubin-Levy focuses on themes of work, industry, and labor politics in art from the Whitney’s collection. 

Floor 8
Studio and Cafe
Head to Studio Cafe 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.

In the Neighborhood
Very Merry: Holiday Shopping in the Meatpacking District
6–9 pm

Retailers throughout the Whitney’s neighborhood are open late, offering discounts of up to 30%, sips and bites, free activities, and more! Check out the full list here.

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 early admission. Not open to corporate and reciprocal members.

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