Patron Groups

Whitney patron group members gain insider access to exhibitions, artists, and programs while supporting the Museum’s mission to promote living artists and American art of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Each patron group has a particular emphasis, and offers specially tailored events and programs.

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Artists Council

Young collectors who share a passion for supporting emerging artists enjoy intimate studio visits, curator-led gallery tours, and exhibition talks.

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Director's Council

Unique programming for art collectors and enthusiasts provides entrée into today's art scene through exclusive access to contemporary artists, curators, and collectors.

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American Fellows

Connoisseurs and enthusiasts of early to mid-20th century American art gain insight into the prewar period through access to eminent art historians, critics, curators, and collectors.

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Education Committee

This group offers special access to the Whitney's education initiatives through events with key education and curatorial staff and on-going participation in departmental programming.

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Studio Forum

The Studio Forum fosters discussion of object-based research and programming associated with the Whitney’s exhibitions and permanent collection.

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