Public Programs

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

Calder on Film

FRI, Sep 22, 2017
7:30 pm

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This screening program brings together four historical films that dramatize Alexander Calder's sculptures in motion and explore the artist's relationship to cinema. The program will be introduced by curator and film scholar Victoria Brooks.

Free with Museum admission.

“Mário Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form,” with Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro

SUN, Sep 24, 2017
3 pm

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This talk by curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro explores Pedrosa’s life and legacy through an examination of the exhibition Mario Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form, co-curated by Perez-Barreiro and Michelle Sommer and currently on view at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid through October 16, 2017. 

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors). 

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Jed Perl in conversation with Alexander S. C. Rower

MON, Oct 23, 2017
6:30–8 pm

Book jacket for Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898–1940 by Jed Perl.

Art critic and writer Jed Perl discusses his new book, Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898–1940, with Alexander S. C. Rower, President of the Calder Foundation. 

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students and seniors).

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Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows

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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.


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

University Group Tours

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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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