Student Day Exploring Whitney Biennial 2024

Fri, Apr 5, 2024
1–10 pm

Throughout the Whitney

College and graduate students are invited to join us to explore Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing, gain insight into career development, make art, and connect with fellow students.

Attend a panel about arts career paths with professionals from New York City cultural institutions, create your own artwork, and meet with Whitney staff to discuss opportunities to engage with the Museum as a student. Then, stick around for a live DJ set, more artmaking, and late-night exhibition access during Free Friday Night.

Meet and Greet
Floor 8, Tuft Trustee Room
1-2 and 3-4 pm with Whitney Museum Staff
Ahead of each panel discussion, enjoy an opportunity to connect with staff from the Whitney on the Museum’s research opportunities, internship and education programs, and get to know what a variety of museum careers can look like.

Panel Discussions 
Floor 8, Tuft Trustee Room
2-3 pm Exploring Engagement
Speakers will discuss how they build careers that provide community, welcome new audiences, and offer enriching experiences for their institutions patrons.
Panelists include:
Austin D Bowes, Public Programs Coordinator, New Museum of Contemporary Art
Logan Ford, Director of Park Operations, Friends of the High Line (Former Manager of Visitor and Member Experience at the Whitney Museum)
Dawnette Samuels, Director of Visitor Services, Central Park Conservancy

4-5 pm Exhibition Development
Speakers will provide a spotlight on less-known roles involved in bringing an exhibition to life.
Panelists include:
Jonathan Dorado, Collections and Exhibition Photographer, Museum of Modern Art 
Es-pranza Humphrey, Assistant Curator of Collections, Poster House
Emily Nazarian, Collections Database Manager, Studio Museum in Harlem

Floor 3, Hess Family Theater
2-7 pm with Teaching Artist Jaqueline Cedar
Drop in for an artmaking activity inspired by work on view in the 2024 Biennial.

Learn more about access services and programs.