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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Laura Ortman

FRI, Jun 21, 2019
7 pm

With varied natural and urban instrumentation, this solo musical performance by 2019 Whitney Biennial artist Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) celebrates the summer solstice and showcases the wide range of her practice as a composer and visual artist. 

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

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Interactions of Color: Alex Da Corte and David Breslin in Conversation

MON, Jul 1, 2019
7 pm

An orange septehedron-shaped canvas

Join artist Alex Da Corte and David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection and curator of the exhibition Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s, for a conversation about abstraction, color, and optical perception in painting and related media. 

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

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Ellie Ga: The Fortunetellers

MON, Jul 22, 2019
7 pm

A performance view of a person sitting in front of a wall with projected images.

The Fortunetellers is a narrative-based performance drawn from 2019 Biennial artist Ellie Ga’s experiences during a five-month expedition near the North Pole. Ga combines memories with a vast array of documents—including photographs, videos, annotated sketches, maps, and travel logs—created and archived during her travels. She superimposes live storytelling, recorded sound, still images, and moving images to conjure up the terms and rituals of daily life in the Arctic night.

Runtime: 50 minutes

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

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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.

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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