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, September 10 to Wednesday, December 11

Material Obsessions: The Embroidery of Michelle Beaulieu-Morgan

The Gallery at the Whitney
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street, New Haven
MW 3–5 pm
or by appointment at (203) 432-0670
For more information view here.

Room 108

Tuesday, September 17

Gallery at the Whitney

Opening Reception

Material Obsessions: The Embroidery of Michelle Beaulieu-Morgan
(Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
Brochure

5:00pm, Room 108

Thursday, September 19

Legal Fictions: On the Intersection of Law and Literature

Camille Lizarríbar engages Danielle McLaughlin, fiction writer and former attorney, on the intersections of law and literature.
(Windham-Campbell Prizes and Whitney Humanities Center)
For a full list of Windham-Campbell Festival events, view here.

12:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, September 19

Jews in Early Egyptian Cinema: Between Nationalism and Nationality

Deborah Starr, Cornell University
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Council on Middle East Studies)
For more information view here.
Event poster

12:00pm, Luce Hall, Room 203

Thursday, September 19

Do the Right Thing, Director Spike Lee, 30th Anniversary Screening

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive and Democracy in America Film Series
(USA, 1989) 120 min. 35mm
Introduction by Matthew Jacobson
Talk back with Daphne Brooks (African American Studies and American Studies), Aimee Cox (Anthropology and African Studies), and Daniel HoSang (Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies)
(320 York Humanities; Yale 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.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, September 20

Writing After the Crash of the Celtic Tiger

Moderator: Margaret Spillane in conversation with Danielle McLaughlin
(Windham-Campbell Prizes and The Whitney Humanities Center)
For a full list of Windham-Campbell Festival events, view here.

3:00pm, Room 208

Friday, September 20

Directed by Yale Women: A Celebration of Women Filmmakers at Yale

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
A selection of short films by Yale alumnae followed by a discussion with Sandra Luckow, Alexis Krasilovsky, Phyllis Chillingworth, and Kit Basquin, introduced by Brian Meacham
(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.
Event poster

7:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, September 23

Franke Lectures

Susan Douglas, University of Michigan

From Jazz to Rock’n’Roll: Radio as a Turnstile between White and African-American Cultures

5:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, September 25

A Theory of the Aphorism

Andrew Hui, Yale-NUS College in conversation with Ayesha Ramachandran and Pericles Lewis
(Comparative Literature, Yale-NUS College, and Whitney Humanities Center)
Event poster

5:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, September 26

Lady Macbeth, Director William Oldroyd

Russian Film Series
(UK, 2016) 89 min. DCP.
Introduced by Ana Berdinskikh
(Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund, European Studies Council, MacMillan Center, Film and Media Studies, Slavic Film Colloquium, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
Event poster

7:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, September 27

Ancient DNA and the New Dialogue Between Genetics and the Humanities

Mapping as Knowing Lecture Series
David Reich, Harvard Medical School
(Franke Program in Science and the Humanities)
For more information view here.
Event poster

5:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, September 27

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Director George Roy Hill, 50th Anniversary Screening

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive and Democracy in America Film Series
(USA, 1969) 110 min. 35mm.
Followed by a discussion with Matthew Jacobson (African American Studies) and Joel Pfister (Wesleyan University)
(320 York Humanities; Yale 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.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, October 07

Franke Lectures

Josh Shepperd, Catholic University and Penn State Center for Humanities and Information

From Activism to Advocacy: Media Reform Strategies in the Development of U.S. Public Media, 1934-1952

5:00pm, Room 208

Sunday, October 13

Daughters of the Dust, Director Julie Dash

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
(UK, 1991) 112 min. 35mm.
Introduction by Archer Neilson
(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

Tuesday, October 22 to Thursday, October 24

Tanner Lectures

Wendy Brown, UC Berkeley

"Politics and Knowledge in Nihilistic Times: Thinking with Max Weber"

Tuesday, October 22
“Politics”
5 pm

Wednesday, October 23
“Knowledge”
5 pm

Thursday, October 24
Kathryn Lofton and Paul North in conversation with Wendy Brown
10:30 am

Press release

Auditorium

Monday, October 28

Franke Lectures

David Goren, journalist

Tracing Neighborhoods in the Sky: Pirate Radio in New York City

5:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, October 30

The Rhetoric of Antisemitism. How to Build a Political Landscape with Words: Example of French Media

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Yana Grinshpun, Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle University
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information please view here.

12:00pm, Room 208

Tuesday, November 05

Socialism of Fools: An Interpretation of Anti-Jewish Anti-Capitalism in Modern Europe

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Michele Battini, University of Pisa
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information please view here.

4:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, November 06

Superior: How Bias and Prejudice Are Perpetuated by Science

Angela Saini, author
(Franke Program in Science and the Humanities)
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4:30pm, Auditorium

Monday, November 11

Franke Lectures

Galen Joseph-Hunter and Tom Roe, executive and artistic directors of Wave Farm, WGXC 90.7

Radio Out of Bounds: Artist Experiments with the Electromagnetic Spectrum

5:00pm, 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

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.

5:30pm, Room 208

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