Upcoming Events

All listed Whitney events are free and open to the public.
For videos, podcasts and images from past Whitney events visit the Archive page.

Tuesday, November 12

For Sama, Directors Waad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts

(USA, 2019) 29 min. clip
Followed by a Q&A with Waad Al-Khateab
(Film and Media Studies Program; African American Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
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3:30pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, November 13 to Sunday, November 17

Latino & Iberian Film Festival

Opening Night Film:
Peret: King of Gypsy Rumba, Director Paloma Zapata
(Spain, 2019) 90 min.
(MacMillan Center Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies; Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, Yale Program on Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Public Humanities at Yale, Yale Latino Networking Group (YLNG), Yale Media Technology Services, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For the complete program view here.
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Wednesday, November 13

Vanya on 42nd Street, Director Louis Malle

Russian Film Series: Literary Adaptations on Screen
(USA, 1994) 119 min. 35mm, print courtesy of the Yale Film Archive
Introduced by Matthew McWilliams
(Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund; European Studies Council, MacMillan Center; Film and Media Studies; Slavic Film Colloquium; Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program; Yale Film Archive; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
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7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, November 14

The Holocaust's Jewish Calendars: Keeping Time Sacred, Making Time Holy

Fortunoff Video Archive Forty Years of Video Testimony
Dr. Alan Rosen, International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem
(Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies and Whitney Humanities Center)
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5:00pm, Room 208

Sunday, November 17

Humanities in Action - Panel and Career Workshops

An afternoon with recent Yale College graduates who majored in the humanities and who have embarked on interesting career paths
Introduced by Professor Tamar Gendler, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and moderated by Professor Bryan Garsten, Chair of the Humanities Program
With small-group breakout sessions following the opening panel
(Yale Alumni Association, Humanities Program, and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information and to register for the workshops view here.
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Booklet

1:00pm, Room 208

Sunday, November 17

Home for the Holidays, Director Jodie Foster

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
(USA, 1995) 103 min. 35mm.
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.

2:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, November 18

Her Own Devices: Language and Craft in the Thousand and One Nights

Yasmine Seale, writer and translator
(Humanities Program, Women at Yale 50/150 Initiative, Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, and Whitney Humanities Center)
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4:30pm, Auditorium

Monday, November 18

Meritocracy

A discussion with Daniel Markovits, Professor of Law, on his book The Meritocracy Trap
(Humanities Program and Whitney Humanities Center)
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4:30pm, Room 208

Tuesday, November 19

Material Obsessions: The Embroidery of Michelle Beaulieu-Morgan

Gallery Talk with Michelle Morgan and Martha Wilette Lewis (resident curator at the Institute Library and past Artist-in-Residence at the Yale Quantum Institute)
(Gallery at the Whitney)
For more information view here.
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4:30pm, Room 108

Wednesday, November 20

Franke Visiting Fellows

Hilton Als, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

The Walk: a reading

5:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, November 20

Primo Levi’s Homecoming, 1945-46: The Need to Bear Witness

Ian Thomson, writer
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, Italian Department, Slifka Center, Fortunoff Video Archive and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
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5:30pm, Room 208

Wednesday, November 20

Yama: Attack to Attack, Directors Mitsuo Sato and Kyoichi Yamaoka

CEAS Shitamachi Films
(Japan, 1985) 110 min.
Introduced by Aaron Gerow
(Council on East Asian Studies and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, November 21

Zionism and Its Discontents

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Susie Linfield, New York University
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here
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5:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, November 21

The Game Changers, Director Louie Psihoyos

(USA, 2018) 108 min.
Followed by a Q&A with a panel of plant-powered Yale athletes
(Yale Animal Welfare Alliance and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
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8:45pm, Auditorium

Sunday, December 01

Where Chimneys Are Seen, Director Heinosuke Gosho

CEAS Shitamachi Films
(Japan, 1953) 108 min.
Introduced by Aaron Gerow
(Council on East Asian Studies and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.
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7:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, December 06

Vyacheslav Gryanzov, Russian pianist and composer

Solo recital of piano transcriptions from the works of J. S. Bach, Debussy, and Ravel
(European Studies Council, Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, and Whitney Humanities Center)
Read more here.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Sunday, December 08

Chocolat, Director Claire Denis

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
(France, 1988) 105 min. 35mm.
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.

2:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, January 29

Quantifying Contemporary Antisemitism: Challenges and Findings from North America and Europe

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Ayal Feinberg, Texas A&M University-Commerce
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
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4:00pm, Room 208