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

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Independent Study Program 1968–2018
50th Anniversary Symposium

October 19–20

Ron Clark and three students in the doorway of the first ISP space on Cherry Street.

This symposium celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Independent Study Program.

This event is free with registration. There is separate registration for Friday and Saturday. Please register for one or both days. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ISP alums and faculty do not need to register and can use their membership card for entry for themselves and a guest. The symposium will be live streamed on YouTube.


Dawoud Bey in Conversation with Rebecca Walker

THU, Oct 25, 2018
6:30 pm

Three people sitting at a table.

To mark the publication of Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply (University of Texas Press), Bey speaks in conversation with the writer and activist Rebecca Walker.

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

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Walter Annenberg Lecture: Kara Walker

THU, Nov 1, 2018
7 pm

Silhouette cutout of a woman's face over a print.

For the 2018 Walter Annenberg Lecture, Walker speaks about her practice and how art can address the ongoing legacy of slavery in contemporary American life. She will be joined in conversation by Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Director.

Tickets are required ($20 adults; $15 for members, students, seniors, and visitors with disabilities).

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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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