Member Night

Thurs, Jan 24, 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
Mini Tours: Warhol in the 1970s—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.

Cash Bar
Last call is 9:45 pm.

Untitled will be serving dinner all night—make a reservation

Floor 3
Drawing Workshop: Warhol in the 1950s—Blotted Line
Hearst Artspace
7:15–9:45 pm

This drop-in collage and drawing workshop, led by artist and educator Jaqueline Cedar, explores Warhol's 1950s experiments in printmaking and collaboration, including his signature blotted-line technique. By blotting a wet ink drawing with blank paper to produce a copy, he was able to combine drawing with basic printmaking. Warhol’s 1950s ad campaigns as well as his private drawings and collages serve as touchstones.

Critical Looking Seminar: Warhol in the 1960s—Social Codes, Social Choreographies 
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 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, focusing on how he reproduced as well as challenged them, in his art of the 1960s.

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.

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

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

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

Floor 7
Explore iconic works in the Whitney’s collection that were acquired after being featured in past iterations of the Whitney Biennial. Inaugurated in 1932, the Whitney’s ongoing series of Annuals and Biennials is the longest running survey of contemporary American art in the world.

Mini Tours: Collecting Biennials—Works by Richmond Barthé and Edward Hopper
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

These tours will be led by teaching fellow Vivian Crockett

Mini Tours: Collecting Biennials—Works by Isaac Soyer and Raphael Soyer
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

These tours will be led by teaching fellow Grant Johnson.

Floor 8
Open Rehearsal: Eli Keszler 

Throughout Member Night, artist, composer, and percussionist Eli Keszler will perform in the exhibition Kevin Beasley: A view of a landscape, interacting directly with Beasley’s cotton gin motor sound installation. Keszler’s public ticketed performance is taking place on January 26.

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.

The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.




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