Public Programs

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

Mierle Laderman Ukeles on I Make Maintenance Art One Hour Every Day (1976)

THU, Aug 24, 2017
3 pm

Mierle Laderman Ukeles Maintenance Art Installation Shot

On the occasion of the exhibition An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017,  Ukeles speaks about I Make Maintenance Art One Hour Every Day, her role as the official, unsalaried Artist-in-Residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation, and her creation of art as activism.

Free with Museum admission. 

MYTH ASTRAY: A project by Arto Lindsay

Sep 7–10, 2017

Arto Lindsay performs Desfile Dezesseis.

In conjunction with Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirum, Brazilian-American artist and experimental composer Arto Lindsay devises a series of talks, screenings, and musical performances exploring Tropicália, samba, and the Brazilian avant-garde. 

Most events are free with Museum admission.

A Performance
by A.R.M.

SAT, Sep 16, 2017
6–9 pm

Three men standing on a beach.

This performance employing photography, text, music, and movement is inspired by the tableaux-style photography of PaJaMa (Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Margaret French), among other queer photographic archives of the 20th century. 

Free with museum admission.

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Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows

A woman stands in front of an artwork with a group of people.

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.


A man stands in front of a wall of artwork as a group looks on.

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

University Group Tours

Five people take pictures in front of an artwork.

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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