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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Michèle Graf & Selina Grüter: One against All [Uno contro tutti]

TUE, May 29, 2018
6:30 pm

Still of TV talk show.

In this performance, Michèle Graf and Selina Grüter re-enact an episode of the Maurizio Costanzo Show, a talk show that has been broadcast on Italian television since 1982. One against All [Uno contro tutti] by Graf and Grüter emerges from a series of works, including Contradictory Statements (2017–ongoing), that engage semantic contradiction, negation and its productive potential.

Tickets are required ($8 adults; $6 members, students, and seniors). Members: please log in to reserve tickets.

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Continuous Signals: On the Work of Zoe Leonard

FRI, Jun 1, 2018
6:30 pm

Stack of books.

This roundtable conversation with curator Lynne Cooke, art historians Darby English and Laura Guy, and Whitney Assistant Curator Elisabeth Sherman considers how Zoe Leonard’s work continually asks us to read the past in dialogue with the present.

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

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Study Sessions: Ja’Tovia Gary and American Artist

FRI, Jun 8, 2018
7–8:30 pm

Installation shot of Some of the Greatest Hits of the New York City Police Department: A Celebration of Meritorious Achievement in the Community.

Study Sessions is an ongoing event series inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, 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. Registration is required.


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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