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Whitney Museum of American Art

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October 1 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until November 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2021

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Pay-What-You-Wish

See bold modern and contemporary American art in a very cool building.

* Find works by American icons Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper and the charming Calder’s Circus in The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965.

* Crafty kids can get inspiration from striking oversized works using weaving, sewing, textiles, thread, clay, beads, and glass (plus find Snow White) in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019. Don’t miss Liz Lou’s life-size kitchen made of millions of beads.

Look for flags, maps, letters, numbers and more in the comprehensive Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror

* Enjoy stunning Hudson River & city views from the multi-floor terrace, which also has some cool sculptures (and Saturday family art projects).

* Pick up sandwiches, salads, snacks, pastries, coffee, wine and excellent chocolate chip cookies at grab-and-go cafe in the ground floor with some outdoor seating. Eat from a sit-down menu of refreshing drinks and summer snacks new indoor/outdoor Studio Bar on the eighth floor.

* More eating options and outdoor tables at nearby Chelsea Market or dine (and play ping pong) at The Standard Biergarten down the block.

* The southern entrance to the High Line is next door or head west to Hudson River Park and a new monumental art installation David Hammons: Day’s End.

* Find well-designed books and toys at the small gift shop.

* The galleries are spacious and stroller-friendly; the elevators are slow but have fun art inside.

* All visitors, including members, must book timed tickets in advance. Annual memberships start at $81 and include perks like member-only hours Mon & Thurs 6 pm–7 pm and Sat & Sun 10:30 am–1 pm.

* Pay-What-You-Wish on Fridays, 7–10 pm; advance ticketing required.

David Hammons: Day’s End

Experience David Hammon’s monumental sculpture in Hudson River Park along the southern edge of Gansevoort Peninsula from numerous vantage points along the Hudson and from the Whitney Museum.

An open structure precisely follows the outlines, dimensions, and location of a 1975 artwork of the same name by Gordon Matta-Clark, offering an extraordinary place to…

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Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion

See more more than 130 fashionable, fabulous rose-inspired items ranging from luxurious hand-woven and embroidered 18th-century silks to the latest gender-neutral catwalk trends. Explore how the rose has influenced the way we look, dress, feel, and fantasize.

Find flowers of every color among a large group of extravagant hats and imagine the lives of the…

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Maria Lassnig The Paris Years, 1960–68

Look for bright colors and interesting, sometimes surreal shapes in this exhibition of paintings by Austrian artist Maria Lassnig painted during formative years in the City of Light.

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Winfred Rembert: 1945-2021

See 20 of twenty of Winfred Rembert’s distinctive tooled and dyed leather paintings portrayint Rembert’s fascinating life story, which began in 1945 in the Jim Crow era of the American South, and concluded in Connecticut in March 2021. Rembert’s deeply personal artworks foreground truths about the aftermath of slavery and the persistence of racial injustice…

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Machine Hallucination

Enter a very cool, colorful mixed reality experiment deploying machine learning algorithms on architectural images of New York City, revealing the hidden connections between unique moments in the city’s iconic architectural culture and history. An immersive, dynamic installation by Turkish artist Refik Anadol.

Suggested age is 6+ but younger kids allowed as long as they…

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Chanukah on the High Line: Living Lights

New York Hebrew invites all to celebrate the brightness within in a pop-up interactive installation. Standing 10 feet tall, 18 feet wide, the Living Lights menorah awaits “quietly in the dark” to unleash its light when ignited by the warmth of human touch. Participants are invited to step up onto the stage and touch-activate one…

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Rubin Family Sundays: Thoughtful Threads

Rubin Family Sundays are back in person. Enjoy an afternoon of creativity and self-exploration for all ages in the new Mandala Lab.

Pre-registration is required for either the 1 pm or 2 pm. Free tickets include free access to the Museum galleries. Each month explores a new theme, with an art-making activity centered around…

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Chanukah Celebration at The Chelsea Green

Join New York Hebrew for a grand Menorah lighting at the Chelsea Green Park. Enjoy Chanukah crafts, dreidels, chocolate gelt and donuts.

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Chelsea Waterside Playground

The newly designed play area features a giant, multi-colored, one-of-a-kind, Robinia wood pipefish plus water features incorporating limestone cattle head sculptures reclaimed from historic meatpacking district business New York Butchers’ Dressed Meat Company.

Near the new must-see Little Island and Pier 62 Carousel.

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Little Island

Explore a new immersive experience with nature and art on a floating green space on the Hudson River.

* Enjoy diverse horticulture, welcoming seating lawns, winding paths leading to spectacular views, and a variety of spaces for performing arts, relaxation and play.

* Make music on a variety of percussion installations and play with a…

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GIANT Open Studio

Build STEAM projects as a family. Play and make with creative tools including Rigamajig blocks and Clixo magnetic sets. Use fabrication machines including Laser Cut, 3D Printer, Sticker Maker, Button Maker, and Embroidery Machine with guidance from instructors.

Includes a complimentary pack of activities to take home and continue making. Camps and themed classes also…

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