Whitney Biennial 2022
The Whitney invites disabled and non-disabled visitors to experience the richness and complexity of American art. Here are some of the things to expect before visiting the 2022 Biennial. If you need accessibility accommodation, please review our Access Services page.
- There are works in the 2022 Biennial exhibition that address themes including violence, drug addiction, death, racism, and other challenging subjects. Open conversations about these complex topics can be enriching for some visitors.
- The fifth and sixth floors of the 2022 Biennial contain multiple video and sound works. Tickets for quieter hours reserved for neurodivergent visitors will be available through our website soon.
- Artworks on the fifth floor contain the sound of loud explosions, as frequently as every 4 minutes. People with PTSD or who are sensitive to loud noises should be aware.
- The sixth floor has low light and carpeting throughout. Visitors using mobility equipment may request assistance from our floor staff. On the southwest side of the gallery, Jonathan Berger’s installation, An Introduction to Nameless Love, contains a charcoal floor and bright light.
- Na Mira’s video work, Night Vision (Red as never seen), on the southwest side of the sixth floor, has intense strobing and flashing lights that should be avoided by people who have photosensitive epilepsy or who may be susceptible to seizures.
- Alfredo Jaar’s video installation, 06.01.2020 18.39, on the sixth floor contains loud fans and strong air currents. Earplugs can be requested from a Gallery Assistant stationed outside of the installation.
- The exhibition offers interpretive resources in English and Spanish on the Mobile Guide.
- Access resources like transcripts and verbal descriptions can be accessed on the Mobile Guide.