Membership FAQ


Do I have to wait in the general admission ticket line? Do I need to make a reservation to visit?
Members do not have to wait in the general admission ticket line or make advance reservations. To access the Museum, scan your membership card(s) at the entry point near the elevators. If you don’t have your membership card, please check in by name with an ID at the Member Services Desk. If you need to purchase discounted general admission tickets for any guests, please stop by the Member Services Desk.

Does the Whitney offer discounted general admission tickets for guests of members? 
Yes! Current members enjoy 50% off of general admission tickets for accompanied guests (limits and exclusions apply). Discounted tickets can be purchased at the Member Services Desk.

How many people can visit using my membership?
Individual as well as Student, Artist, Senior, and National/International memberships provide admission for the one cardholder. Dual level membership provides admission for the two card holders; please present both cards for admission.

Friend and Patron level memberships provide admission for two members and two accompanied guests. Circle membership provides admission for two members and up to four accompanied guests. Fellow and Sponsor memberships provide admission for two members and up to six accompanied guests.

Contemporaries membership provides admission for two members and two accompanied guests. Contemporaries Patron membership provides admission for two members and up to four accompanied guests.

I just joined or renewed my membership. When will my membership card arrive?
Your membership materials should arrive by mail two to three weeks after your membership contribution has been processed. You can always check in by name with an ID at the Member Services Desk.

I lost my membership card. Can I get a replacement?
Yes! Please contact us by emailing memberinfo@whitney.org or by calling (212) 570-3641. We’ll place an order for a replacement card, which should arrive within two weeks.

When does Vida Americana open? Are there Member Previews?
Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945 opens to the public on Monday, February 17, 2020. Member Previews take place Wednesday, February 12 through Sunday, February 16. For start and end times, visit the online calendar listing.

Do members need to purchase tickets or register in advance to visit Vida Americana?
Members can visit anytime during the Museum’s regular hours—no need to book in advance, purchase a ticket, or wait in the general admission ticket line. As always, present your membership card(s) near the elevators to enter the Museum. If you don't have your card, check in with a photo ID at the Member Services Desk.

Can members bring guests to visit Vida Americana? Do guests need to purchase tickets?
Members at every level can purchase discounted tickets for guests (50% off general admission) at the Member Services Desk (limits apply). Please note: there may be a line at the Member Services Desk. Discounted tickets for members’ guests must be purchased at the Member Services Desk and are not available for advance purchase online.

Standard admission for each membership category remains in effect for Vida Americana, and the complimentary guest benefits for members at the Friend level and above are in effect (e.g. Friend level membership provides express admission for the two membership cardholders and two accompanying guests during every visit).

Are there any special members-only viewing opportunities for Vida Americana?
Yes! In addition to the five days of Member Previews, we’re hosting three celebratory Member Nights during the run of the exhibition—Wednesday, February 19; Thursday, March 19; and Thursday, May 7. We are also hosting Weekend Early Admission, Saturday–Sunday, May 9–10 and May 16–17.

Are there opening receptions for Vida Americana?
Yes! Friend, Patron, and Contemporaries members are invited to a reception on Thursday, February 13. Circle, Fellow, Sponsor, and Contemporaries Patron members are invited to a reception on Wednesday, February 12. Invitations are for two individuals per membership.

Where is Vida Americana in the Whitney’s building?
The exhibition is installed on the Museum’s fifth floor. To follow the thematic narrative of the exhibition, head right when you exit the elevators or stairs and then proceed counter-clockwise through the galleries.

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