Public Programs

Engage with artists, curators, writers, and scholars through innovative programs that explore the Whitney’s current exhibitions and permanent collection.

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American Indian Community House Monthly Social

FRI, Mar 23, 2018
6–8 pm

Man dancing.

The Whitney and the American Indian Community House (AICH) co-host AICH’s monthly Social. Join us for an evening of drum singing, dancing in traditional regalia, conversation, sharing of stories, and community building over refreshments.

Free with Museum admission during Pay-As-You-Wish Fridays. Pre-register to skip the line.


Strange Fruit

SAT, Mar 24, 2018
3 pm

Fruit on a floor.

On the occasion of the work's appearance at the Whitney, a range of voices reflect on Strange Fruit and its multiple historical inflections, its relevance and resonance today, and its very specific material existence. Speakers include Fred Moten, Gregg Bordowitz, Christian Scheidemann. Elisabeth Sherman, Assistant Curator, moderates the conversation. 

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors). Members: please log in to reserve tickets.

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Study Sessions: Tuesday Smillie

FRI, Apr 13, 2018
7–8:30 pm

Photograph of a woman.

An artist, writer, or cultural worker selects a work of art on view in the Whitney’s permanent collection galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape.

Free with Museum admission during Pay-As-You-Wish Fridays. 


This program offers advanced graduate students the opportunity to work directly with the Whitney’s collection and audiences within a supportive community of their peers and museum educators.

Whitney courses are multi-week programs that examine key issues in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American art and culture.

College and university students are invited to come as a class to explore the Whitney, guided by either their professor or one of our Teaching Fellows.

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