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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A golden stage

Walter Annenberg Lecture: Jason Moran

MON, Dec 16, 2019
7 pm

For the 2019 Walter Annenberg Lecture, Jason Moran speaks about the history of jazz and its role in American art and culture with Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Director.

Tickets are required ($15 adults; $12 members, students, and seniors).

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A sculpture made out of various consumer goods.

Ottessa Moshfegh on Rachel Harrison

WED, Dec 18, 2019
7 pm

In conjunction with Rachel Harrison Life Hack, writer Ottessa Moshfegh responds to the exhibition and Harrison’s practice. 

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

A stage with tufted walls and musical instruments

Sites of Jazz: A Conversation with Jason Moran

SUN, Jan 5, 2020
3 pm

In the closing program for his self-titled exhibition, Jason Moran discusses how the history of jazz is being preserved, shared, and reinvented today. Speakers include Moran; Kamilah Forbes, Executive Producer at the Apollo Theater; Deborah Gordon, owner of the Village Vanguard; and artist Adam Pendleton.

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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A 30-second online art project:
Kristin Lucas, Speculative Habitat for Sponsored Seabirds

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