Music by Public Records

Select Free Friday Nights

Throughout the Museum

The Whitney is partnering with Brooklyn-based performance venue and community space Public Records to bring music to Free Friday Nights. Admission is free to all visitors every Friday evening from 5–10 pm and Public Records will present music throughout the Museum on select Free Fridays Nights over the summer. In addition to music, join us on Friday evenings for performances, world-class exhibitions of contemporary American art, cocktails with views at the Studio Bar, and more. The Public Records partnership kicks off on Friday, July 12—in time for West Side Fest, a celebration of the West Side’s art and culture. Upcoming live music performances from Public Records—with limited, first-come-first-served capacity—include:

July 12, 2024, 8 pm
Joy Guidry
Bassoonist and composer Joy Guidry plays electronic and ambient sounds blended with elements of jazz and soul and inspired by her early exposure to gospel music. Guidry is an experimental and versatile improviser whose style infuses storytelling and the intricacies of life to create unique and daring new works. 

July 19, 2024
Laraaji, a multi-instrumentalist musician specializing in piano, zither, and mbira, will combine the tones of the zither with ambient notes to create a celestial music performance at the Museum. 

August 9, 2024
Percussion duo NOMON, formed by sisters Shayna Dunkelman and Nava Dunkelman, draw on their passion for experimental, industrial, contemporary, and electronic music to develop intricate musical arrangements of various instruments. 

Kalia Vandever
Kalia Vandever is an American trombonist and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her approach to the trombone is distinctive and defined by her sonorous tone and lyrical improvisational voice. This will also be the last Free Friday Night offering a viewing of the Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing in its entirety before it closes on Sunday, August 11.

Though this program and Museum admission are free, Museum tickets are required and capacity is extremely limited. Advance tickets are recommended. 

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