Member Night

Wed, Sept 26, 2018
7:30–10 pm

All members

Celebrate David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night and Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art during the final week of these exhibitions. This Member Night event includes a reading with author Cynthia Carr and a performance by the band 3 Teens Kill 4 as well as mini tours, art-making, cash bars, and more!

Event Schedule

Collage and Drawing: “Miles Above the Earth”
Floor 3, Hearst Artspace
7:15–9:45 pm

This workshop led by artist Jaqueline Cedar will combine observational drawing with collage to help participants explore the artistic process of David Wojnarowicz.

Author Cynthia Carr Reads from Fire in the Belly
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
7:30–8:15 pm 

Cynthia Carr will read from her definitive biography Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz. From 1984 to 2003 Carr was a columnist and reporter for the Village Voice focusing on art and performance. She is currently working on a biography of Candy Darling.

Critical Looking Seminar: Borders and Belonging
Floor 3, Seminar Room
7:30, 8:15, 9 pm

Join teaching fellow Aliza Shvarts for a discussion exploring the complexities and contradictions of concepts such as “the nation” and “American.” Works on view in current exhibitions will serve as touchstones.

Stay and Fight: 3 Teens Kill 4 in Concert
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
8:45–9:45 pm

In the early 1980s, David Wojnarowicz was part of the band 3 Teens Kill 4. For this concert, band members Doug Bressler, Brian Butterick, Julie Hair, and Jesse Hultberg will perform songs from the recently re-released 1982 album No Motive, as well as new material.


Hop on to one of the following 15–20 minute talks highlighting two to three works in the specified exhibition.

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art 
Floor 5
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Mini Tour: Works by Guadalupe Maravilla and Livia Corona Benjamin led by teaching fellow Janine DeFeo

Mini Tour: Works by Claudia Peña Salinas led by teaching fellow Joshua Lubin-Levy

Mary Corse: A Survey in Light
Floor 8
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, and 9 pm

Mini Tour: Works by Mary Corse led by teaching fellow Ayanna Dozier


Cash Bars
Floors 1 and 3

Cash bars will serve wine and beer. Last call is 9:45 pm.

Studio Cafe
Floor 8

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.

Floor 1

Still hungry? Untitled will be serving dinner all night—make a reservation .

Whitney Shop
Floor 1

Browse the shop for the latest exhibition publications and artist-inspired collectibles. Members always save!

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

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

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