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Member Night

Wed, Dec 2, 2015
7:30–10 pm

All members

The Museum is open late—just for members! Celebrate with fellow members and enjoy everything the Whitney has to offer. In addition to gallery access, the evening include members-only dining and shopping, teaching fellow-led exhibition talks, and a figure drawing class with Museum Education teaching staff. 

Exhibition Talks:
7:45, 8:15 pm 
Floor Eight
Teaching fellow Tess Korobkin will discuss Portrait of My GrandmotherMending SocksJockey Club, and Blues in the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.

7:45, 8:15 pm 
Floor Seven
Teaching fellow Elizabeth Buhe will discuss The Circus by Alexander Calder, Ten Cents a Dance by Reginald Marsh, and Dempsey and Firpo by George Bellows in the exhibition The Whitney’s Collection

8:45, 9:15 pm 
Floor Five, East Gallery

Meet at the east gallery of Frank Stella: A Retrospective (turn left when you exit the elevators) where Tess Korobkin will discuss De la nada vida a la nada muerte andThe Blanket (IRS-8, 1.875X)

8:45, 9:15 pm 
Floor Five, Central Gallery

Meet in the central gallery of Frank Stella: A Retrospective where Elizabeth Buhe will discuss Chocorua IVDamascus Gate (Stretch Variation III), and Kamionka Srumilowa IV

Drawing Studio: Exploring the Figure
8–10 pm 
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
Convene in the third-floor theater for a drop-in, open-level figure drawing class led by artist and educator Mark Joshua Epstein. Explore ideas of proportion, positive and negative space, foreground and background, and the connection between shifts in tone and the illusion of volume. Participants will also have a chance to sketch from a live model and gain firsthand experience with this foundational artistic practice. Draw for a few minutes—or longer! First come, first served

Mark Joshua Epstein (b.1979) is a visual artist based in New York. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Brian Morris Gallery New York and Illinois State University and he has upcoming shows at Biquini Wax in Mexico City and Demo Projects in Springfield, Illinois.

Shop, Drink, and Mingle
Visit the eighth floor Studio Cafe for seated food and beverage service and stunning nighttime views of the city. Purchase wine or beer at cash bars located on the third floor and ground floor. Browse the Whitney Shop for books, collectibles, and more.

Open to two individuals per membership household; an active membership card is required for admission. All non-member guests must be accompanied by a member. For more information or to become a member or upgrade your membership, call (212) 570-3641. Please note: this event excludes corporate or reciprocal members.

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