Member Night: Pride, Present, Future

Thurs, June 6, 2024
7:30–10 pm

Throughout the Whitney

Open to all members

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.

Enjoy after-hours access to all galleries and mini tours throughout the evening.

Whitney Biennial 2024
Floors 1, 3, 5, 6

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

Pre-Event Queer History Walking Tour
Start your Member Night experience early and stroll by local spots near the Whitney with our Educators as your guide to the rich LGBTQ+ history of the Meatpacking District.
Please note: RSVP is required for the walking tour and space is limited. Registration instructions will be provided by email.

Mini Talk: Reimagining Pride
Floor 5
Gain insight into how the Biennial has offered space for artists to raise ongoing LGBTQ+ concerns as a part of American identity from its conception to the present in this pop-up talk with Teaching Fellow Patryk Tomaszewski.
Plus, later this month: Tune in for an expanded version of Patryk’s presentation on Zoom.

Legendary Drag and Draw
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
Join three icons from Legends of Drag—Coco LaChine, Reverend Yolanda, and Ebonee Excell—for a vibrant evening of figure drawing and pop-up performances. This workshop, led by Teaching Artist Stina Puotinen, showcases queens who paved the way for new generations of drag artists and hold legacies of leadership in their communities.

Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Workshop with John deBary
Join bar expert, author, and consultant John deBary for a mini discussion and tasting of a signature non-alcoholic cocktail from his book Saved by the Bellini. Consider the innovation that can arise in the absence of a seemingly cornerstone social beverage.

DJ Sunny Cheeba
Floor 1
Move to the music and celebrate the season while listening to a set by local DJ Sunny Cheeba.

Photo Booth
Floor 1
Strike a pose and show your Pride at our free photo booth.

Mix, Mingle, Drink, Dine
Pop-Up Bars
Floors 1 & 3
Enjoy wine, beer, and a specialty cocktail for purchase at bars in the Lobby and Theater.

Frenchette Bakery at the Whitney
Floor 1
Pick up a sweet or savory treat along with your drink at the Frenchette Bakery counter. Members can also enjoy extended hours in the cafe for sit-down dining. Stop by the host stand for seating.

Studio Bar
Floor 8
Take in stunning city views from the Whitney’s iconic terraces while sipping a beverage in the Studio Bar, operated by Frenchette Bakery at the Whitney.

Whitney Shop
Floor 1
Browse the shop for the latest exhibition publications and collectibles–including exclusive Biennial products. Members always save!

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