Member Night

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
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
Photo Booth

Cash Bar
Last call is 9:45 pm.

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

Untitled will be serving dinner all night—make a reservation

Floor 3
Swish, Sketch, Drag: A Warhol-inspired Life Drawing Salon
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
7:30–9:30 pm

Join us for a life drawing class with models who are all performers in New York’s queer nightlife scene. A group of chic pen and ink drawings from the 1950s depicting friends vamping in drag serves as the touchstone for this event. The drawings provide a unique view in the semiprivate, pre-Stonewall queer milieu, and demonstrate Warhol’s sensitive understanding of self-fashioning, of self as performance. Drop in and draw for a few minutes—or longer—and stick around for surprise performances!

Instructor: Jacqueline Cedar
Models: Daphne Always, Blvck Laé D., Wo Chan aka Pearl Harbor, Maxxx Pleasure

Seminar Discussion: I Shot Andy Warhol—Labor, Feminism, and the Problem of Spectacle
Hearst Artspace
7:30 and 8:45 pm

Join teaching fellows Ayanna Dozier and Aliza Shvarts for a participatory discussion examining Andy Warhol through the lenses of labor and feminist critique. Using the mischaracterization of Valerie Solanas in the news as a starting point, Dozier and Shvarts will explore the gendered dynamics of agency surrounding authorship and recognition, along with other questions raised by Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

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

Floor 5
Mini Tours: Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Head straight from the elevators or stairs to enter the exhibition then turn right to meet teaching fellow Grant Johnson.

Floor 7
Mini Tours: Collection Highlights by Edward Hopper, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol

7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Enter the exhibition then turn right to meet teaching fellow Xin Wang in the gallery titled “The Furniture of Home.”

Floor 8
Mini Tours: Hearing the Cotton Gin

7:45, 8:15, 9, and 9:30 pm

Meet teaching fellow Vivian Crockett in the exhibition Kevin Beasley: A view of a landscape. 

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.

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.

To join or upgrade, call (212) 570-3641.

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