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Member Night: Everlasting Pride

Wed, June 28, 2023
7:30–10 pm

We’re celebrating the work and lives of LGBTQ+ artists—among Whitney members, in the community, and in our galleries—at this special edition of Member Night. The Museum will be open late for an evening of performances, music, artmaking, tours, talks and more.

Whitney Members can attend this Member Night for free with their membership card; additional individual tickets are available for purchase.

Enjoy after-hours access to all galleries and mini tours on Floors 5, 6, and 7 throughout the evening.

Floor 1

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map
Floor 3

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map and Josh Kline: Project for a New American Century 
Floor 5

Floor 6

The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965
Floor 7

Josh Kline: Project for a New American Century
Floor 8

DJ April Hunt
Floor 1
Dance to a set by local DJ and community-builder April Hunt, who activates music and her platform Mixtape as a tool for recognition and celebration.

Photo Booth
7:30–9:45 pm
Floor 1

Capture your everlasting pride and joy with still images and GIFs at our free Pride at the Whitney photo booth.

Drag and Draw
7:30–9:30 pm
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Join Teaching Artist Jaqueline Cedar and NYC drag performers I’m Baby, Xana Whoria and TJMaxxx for figure drawing with a marvelous twist. Sketch to your heart’s content and delight in pop-up performances throughout the night celebrating the breadth of drag artistry.

Mini Talks

The Lesbian Herstory Archives: Queer Zines, Posters, and Photographs
8 and 9 pm
Floor 3, Hearst Artspace

Join talks with Elvis Bakaitis and Ashley-Luisa Santangelo of the Lesbian Herstory Archives In 2019 Bakaitis and Santangelo co-curated By The Force of Our Presence at The New-York Historical Society. The exhibition presented posters, photographs, letters, and diaries from the world's largest collection of material about queer women. Santangelo will speak about the emotive power and importance of an intergenerational, community-centered archive. Bakaitis is a queer herstorian and will discuss zines and how they challenge the hegemony of the traditional art world.

Paris is Still Burning: Timeless

8, 8:30, and 9 pm
Floor 8, Tuft Trustee Room
Drop in for a series of three fireside chats exploring the art that is Ballroom. Hosted by New Pride Agenda, each twenty-minute session will feature a clip from Jennie Livingston’s 1990 documentary film Paris Is Burning and a conversation with fabulous Ballroom leaders Duchess La Wong, Cameo Balenciaga, and Barbie Balenciaga  about the past, present and future of New York City’s ball and house culture.

Mix and Mingle
Specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and small bites for purchase.

  • Lobby Bar
    Floor 1
  • Theater Bar
    Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
  • Studio Bar
    Floor 8

Whitney Shop
Floor 1
Browse the shop for the latest exhibition publications and collectibles. Members always save!

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