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Quiet as It's Kept: the Whitney Biennial + Art Talk Picnic

Jul 16 | Sat |
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Join fellow art-full women on Saturday July 16th when we will experience the 2022 Whitney Biennial: Quiet As Its Kept, plus an art talk/picnic at the new Pier 57 Rooftop Park in Hudson River Park* with art critic & professional guide, Merrily Kerr!

The Whitney Biennial has surveyed the landscape of American art, reflecting and shaping the cultural conversation, since 1932. The eightieth edition of the landmark exhibition is titled Quiet as It’s Kept and features an intergenerational and interdisciplinary group of sixty-three artists and collectives whose dynamic works reflect the challenges, complexities, and possibilities of the American experience today.

While this exhibit can sometimes be hard to understand and the work difficult to interpret, we will have the benefit of Merrily Kerr’s expert insights to help guide us through the experience! Merrily will provide an intro to the show over a picnic on the banks of the Hudson River, before our self-guided visit at the Whitney.

All tickets include the art talk & entry to the museum. Full experience tickets also include a choice of pre-ordered picnic items from the Lobster Place. You can also choose to BYOP (bring your own picnic).


Tickets: Art talk/museum entry only (BYOP): $72

Art talk only - NO museum entry or picnic (for Whitney members): $42

Options for the full experience with pre-ordered picnic:* - Grain bowl or salad picnic with choice of grilled shrimp OR salmon: $96 - Lobster roll picnic: $106

Art-full members get 20% off tickets.

*In the case of inclement weather (rain or heat), art talk will happen indoors at City Winery and pre-ordered picnics will be refunded.

(Please note this event is organized by Women of Culture/Artfull LLC, not the Whitney Museum)


12pm | Picnic in Hudson River Park Pier 57 Rooftop park | 57 Hudson River Greenway

2pm | Reserved entry at the Whitney museum 99 Gansevoort St.

3pm | Optional drinks at the 8th floor studio bar 99 Gansevoort St.



What is Women of Culture?

Women of Culture is an inclusive, intergenerational community for women with a creative soul who want to live more art-full, socially connected and culture-filled lives.

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This is my first Women of Culture event, what can I expect?

Each of our experiences is carefully curated and thoughtfully organized with the intention of encouraging womxn from all walks of life to push their boundaries, discover new perspectives and more deeply understand themselves and the world around them — so they are better equipped to shape it.

What if I don’t know anyone - can I attend alone?

YES! Most people attend events alone and make new friends and acquaintances along the way. All events are designed to make solo attendees feel right at home and able to meet others.

What kind of women are at the events?

We are a diverse community of women from all different walks of life, backgrounds and demographics — united by a shared interest in art & culture and a desire to meet fellow arts-minded women. The majority of attendees are in their late 30’s-early 50’s, working in a wide variety of professional careers. The only requirement is an interest in the arts and meeting new people, as well as an open heart and mind.

Venue: Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St Map