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Halloween at the Whitney

Thurs, Oct 31, 2019
7:30–10 pm

All members

Come to the Whitney for a late-night, pop/surreal circus celebrating Halloween! Enjoy dancing, performances, artmaking, cash bars, and access to the Museum's current exhibitions.

Festive attire and artful costumes are encouraged.


Surreal Drawing Studio: Exquisite Corpse
Floor 3, Hearst Artspace
7:15–9:30 pm
Come to Artspace for a drawing experience that is social, spooky, and surprising! Artist and educator Jaqueline Cedar will lead a drop-in, open level workshop exploring the Surrealist drawing game Exquisite Corpse. In this collaborative technique, participants draw part of a figure, conceal their contribution, and then pass it to the next player.


Seminar Discussion: Petrified Ghosts in the Whitney's Collection
Floor 3, Red Room
7:30, 8:15, 9 pm

Join teaching fellow Ayanna Dozier to explore collection icons as sites of haunting. The presence of a ghost—even as an idea—is a reminder that past lives or experiences are not lost to the progress and movement of the present. The seminar will explore works by Andy Warhol, Norman Lewis, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others, asking how we can think through time and memory in a nonlinear fashion.

Mini Tours: Pop works by Rosalyn Drexler, Marisol, and Andy Warhol
Floor 7
7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:15 pm

Led by teaching fellow Xin Wang.

Mini Tours: Rachel Harrison Life Hack
Floor 5
7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:15 pm

Led by teaching fellows Janine DeFeo and Grant Johnson.


Pop-up Circus by House of Yes
Floor 1

House of Yes is a creative collective and theatre infused nightclub based in Bushwick, Brooklyn founded in 2008 by Kae Burke and Anya Sapozhnikova. House of Yes is renowned for producing exceptional nightlife parties, cabaret shows, circus spectacles, immersive cinema, and creative experiences that defy categorization and transcend genre. Be on the lookout for a specially curated experience.

Surreal Pop: Dance Party with DJ Soul Nice
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
7:30–9:30 pm
Soul Nice (aka Daniel Alexander) brings a versatile blend of new jams and classics to audiences across the boroughs and around the world. A resident deejay at Soho House and Gertie, Soul Nice is also a featured member of the Future Old School crew at Friends and Lovers. His gift for integrating many genres seamlessly into each set has delighted audiences in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and beyond.

Hallo-Whitney Photo Booth
Floor 1

Cash Bars
Floor 1 and 3

Cash bars will be serving wine, beer, and a specialty cocktail. Cash only; last call at 9:45 pm.

Studio Cafe and Bar
Floor 8
For a full range of drinks, stop by the indoor/outdoor rooftop Studio Cafe. Cash and credit card accepted; last call at 9:30 pm.

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

Floor 1
The Whitney’s ground floor restaurant is serving dinner all night—make a reservation.

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. Registration is not required; present your membership card(s) for admission. 

To become a member or upgrade, call (212) 570-3641.

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COVID-19 vaccination and face coverings are not required but strongly recommended. Book tickets in advance and review our visitor policies.



A 30-second online art project:
Sara Ludy, Tumbleweeds

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