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Member Night

Thurs, Sept 19, 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.


Madeline Hollander: Ouroboros: Gs
Outside, Gansevoort and West Streets
5–9 pm
2019 Biennial artist Madeline Hollander choreographs the installation of a portion of the Whitney’s flood mitigation system, collaborating with trained Whitney staff to simultaneously build and dismantle segments that surround the Museum.


Mini Tours: Collection Works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol
Floor 7
7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45 pm

Led by teaching fellow Janine DeFeo.

Mini Tours of the 2019 Biennial: Works by Nicholas Galanin and Calvin Marcus
Floor 6
7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:15 pm

Led by teaching fellow Vivian Crockett.

Mini Tours of the 2019 Biennial: Works by Janiva Ellis, Simone Leigh, and Heji Shin
Floor 5
7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45 pm

Led by teaching fellow Grant Johnson.

Artist Discussion and Screening: Autumn Knight
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
8–9 pm

Biennial artist Autumn Knight will discuss her work with scholar and artist Ayanna Dozier. The talk will situate Knight’s practice within a long tradition of Black women’s storytelling in literature and performance, reaching back to the nineteenth century.

Critical Looking Seminar: Singular Practices, Collective Voices
Floor 3, Seminar Room
7:30, 8:15, 9 pm

We often imagine artists as working in isolation, yet many Biennial participants use art to frame relationships within their communities. Join teaching fellow Aliza Shvarts to explore how an individual art practice can articulate a collective demand.


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 now receive 30% off on 2019 Biennial catalogs (originally $50, now $35); in-store only, limits apply.

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 7pm 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.

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



A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.