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Member Night

Thurs, May 4, 2017
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.

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 priority admission. One-time-use member guest passes may be used. Not open to corporate and reciprocal members.

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


Member Shopping Week Kick-off 
Floor One, Whitney Shop

Enjoy 20% off everything in the shop! Browse a handpicked selection of gifts perfect for all of the mothers in your life and send up to three postcards to your special “Moms” on us with any purchase. Member Shopping Week runs through May 11. Please note: Discounts cannot be combined and some exceptions apply.

Dance Party with DJ Soul Nice
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
7:15–9:45 pm 

Come to the third-floor theater to show off your best dance moves. New York–based DJ Soul Nice will be spinning a mix of new jams and classics that will keep you dancing all night! 

Drop-in Artmaking Workshop
Floor Three, Artspace
7:15–9:45 pm

Join artist Mark Joshua Epstein in a collage-making activity inspired by the work of Whitney Biennial artist Shara Hughes. Hughes makes dream-like paintings of imaginary landscapes that incorporate both familiar and unfamiliar forms. For this studio session we will be working in collage, using memory and imagination to conjure up our own unique landscapes. Create and collage for a few minutes—or longer! First come, first served.

Mark Joshua Epstein (b. 1979) is a visual artist and independent curator based in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Vane Gallery in Newcastle, England and Biquini Wax in Mexico City. Epstein has participated in numerous residency programs including the Millay Colony, the Macdowell Colony and the Saltonstall Foundation.

Critical Looking Seminar
Floor Five, Rosado-Seijo’s Salón-Sala-Saló (Classroom/Gallery/Classroom)
7:30, 8:15, 9 pm

Artists have long explored how vision correlates to ideas of power. Works of art often ask us to consider who is looking, whom or what is being looked at, and how the visibility conferred by art can effect real-world change. Using works from the Biennial and the Whitney’s collection as touchstones, this participatory seminar led by teaching fellow Aliza Shvarts will explore how art can enact and demand a critical awareness—one that asks us to attend to social and political issues beyond the museum walls. 


2017 Whitney Biennial
Floor 6
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Meet near the elevators. 

Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960
Floor 7
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Meet near the elevators. 

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s
Floor 8
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Meet near the elevators.


Come to Studio Cafe, on the Museum’s eighth floor, 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. Still hungry? Untitled, located on the ground floor, will be serving dinner all night—make a reservation here. Social Series drink tickets may not be used in Studio Cafe or Untitled.

Cash bars serving wine and beer are located on the ground floor and in the third-floor Theater. Last call for cash bars is 9:45 pm. Social Series drink tickets may be used at the cash bars.

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