Ahhh Halloween! It's a wonderful time for kids to embrace their creativity through colorful costumes, pumpkin-themed artwork and making frighteningly fun holiday decorations. And if you have a budding artist who loves spooky season, Halloween at the Whitney Museum of American Art is the place to be!
Halloween at the Whitney offers a full weekend of festivities from Oct. 27-29. Teens can dress up at HallowTeen Night, while kids and families can enjoy a special Magical Masquerade and Open Studio. Need a date night with your significant other? Head to the museum's New York Haunts Party for an after-hours Halloween celebration.
“It is so important to provide a Halloween event in an inclusive and creative environment where all teens can express themselves freely through their art and artistic attire,” Cris Scorza, the museum's Helena Rubenstein chair of education, said. “Participants can proudly be who they are while they and their friends explore our galleries and make the Museum their own. This is not only a fun and special way to celebrate a holiday that teens already love, but can spark a lifelong love of culture, creativity, and personal expression.”
Scorza added that Halloween at the Whitney is a celebration for everyone, “where everyone from adults to young kids can get in the spirit, have fun and discover that the art world is their world.”
What to Expect at Halloween at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Here's a look at the museum's Halloween events planned for Oct. 27-29:
New York Haunts Party
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:30-10pm
Enjoy a gothic and glittering after-hours Halloween celebration of NYC. Dance the night away and explore the museum's newest exhibition, Edward Hopper's New York. Come dressed as one of your favorite NYC icons. Tickets start at $45 and are available online.
Friday, Oct. 28, 4pm
Calling all NYC teens! Enjoy a thrilling Halloween teen night at the Whitney, organized by artist Corin Hewitt and the museum's youth insight leaders, inspired by the exhibition, Time Management Techniques. Come in costume and enjoy live music, dancing, artist-led workshops, a spooky photos and so much more. The event is free, but registration is required.
Magical Masquerade Family Day
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11am-3pm
Little ghosts and goblins love to get creative, so celebrate Halloween with your kids through lots of art-making activities. Complete a mysterious scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes, make some cool photo-based masks and complete other hands-on family art-making activities throughout the museum. Don't forget to wear your costume and strike a pose in a special Halloween photo booth! Free with admission.
What You Need to Know About Attending Halloween Events at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Where is the Whitney located?
The museum is located at 99 Gansevoort St. in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.
When are the Whitney Museum's Halloween events?
Events run Thursday, Oct. 27-Saturday, Oct. 29
How much are tickets to the events?
Tickets for the New York Haunts Party start at $45. HallowTeen Night is free. The Magical Masquerade Family Day is free with museum admission, which is $25; $18 seniors; free for ages 18 and younger.
Main image by Filip Wolak