ASHLEY GRAHAM AND RAÚL DE NIEVES ANNOUNCED AS WHITNEY ART PARTY 2017 CO-CHAIRS

Karlie Kloss, Brandon Maxwell, Michael Carl, Micaela Erlanger, Adam Weinberg, Common at Whitney Art Party 2016

Mark your calendars, The Whitney Museum of American Art will be hosting its annual Art Party by the Whitney Contemporaries this year on November 14th!

Ashley Graham and Raúl de Nieves

The museum has announced model-actress Ashley Graham and sculptor and performance artist Raúl de Nieves as this year’s pre-Art Party dinner co-chairs. There will be a dinner followed by the larger Art Party which will include a special performance by Young Paris, the newest signee to Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

Young Paris

Following the performance, Whitney Art Party co-chairs and guests will take over the museum’s ground floor at the Kenneth C. Griffin Hall for cocktails and a DJ set by The Misshapes. Art Party Co-Chairs include Zosia Mamet, Laura Kim, Fernando Garcia, Michael Carl, and Micaela Erlanger.

Visitors are encouraged to peruse the fall exhibitions, which will be on view for the duration of the evening: Laura Owens, Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, Toyin Ojih Odutola: To Wander Determined, An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017 and Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960.

Proceeds from the Art Party will provide critical support to the renowned Independent Study Program, one of the country’s leading post-graduate programs in studio art and curatorial or critical studies. The program is at the heart of the Whitney’s mission to support living artists throughout their careers.

ABOUT THE WHITNEY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 and opened in 1931 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Mrs. Whitney, an early and ardent supporter of modern American art, nurtured groundbreaking artists at a time when audiences were still largely preoccupied with the Old Masters. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the best art of the United States for eighty-five years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

 

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