Whitney Museum of American Art
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Installation view of Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 29, 2021–February 13, 2022). Artwork ©️ 2021 Jasper Johns / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Ryan Lowry

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There are only a few weeks left to experience our momentous retrospective, Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, simultaneously on view at the Whitney and the Philadelphia Museum of Art through February 13. Named one of the best art exhibitions of 2021 by The New York Times and The Washington Post, and highlighted as one of ARTnews’s “Defining Art Events” of the year, Mind/Mirroris not to be missed.

Johns’s radical, inventive work continues to influence today’s artists like few others. On Thursday, January 20, join us online for a poetry reading with Rick Barot, Khadijah Queen, Cole Swensen, and Brian Teare, who will present new work that responds to Johns as a maker and celebrates the long mutual admiration between poets and painters.

Discover more upcoming exhibitions and events below. Plan your next visit and don’t forget to review our updated visitor policies to ensure a safe and relaxing trip.

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Begin planning your trip, including everything you need to know to enjoy the Museum safely. All visitors aged 5 and older must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with New York City requirements. Visitors over 18 will also be asked to show photo identification. Face coverings are required for all visitors and timed tickets must be booked in advance.

Become a Member to enjoy free admission, discounted guest tickets, dedicated viewings, early access to upcoming exhibitions, and more.

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BECOME A MEMBER
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Jennifer Packer, Tobi, 2019. Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 × 22 in. (72.4 × 55.9 cm). Private collection. © Jennifer Packer. Photograph by George Darrel. Image courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, and Corvi-Mora, London

COURSE ON ART
SUBJECTHOOD IN PAINTING TODAY

Tuesdays, January 18–February 1, 6 pm
Online, via Zoom

Held in conjunction with Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing, this three-part course led by Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow Ayanna Dozier looks at the work of contemporary painters of color like Packer, Amy Sherald, Salman Toor, and Jordan Casteel who utilize the figure to explore the interpersonal, the subconscious, and the dreary.

REGISTER

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Jasper Johns, Target with Four Faces, 1955. Encaustic and collage on canvas with objects, 29 3/4 × 26 in. (75.6 × 66 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Scull 8.1958. © 2021 Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph courtesy the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, New York

MIRRORING PRACTICE
POETS RESPOND TO JASPER JOHNS

Thursday, January 20, 7 pm
Online, via Zoom

This poetry reading brings together poets whose work has long been engaged with painting and the visual arts: Rick Barot, Khadijah Queen, Cole Swensen, and Brian Teare. Each poet is writing new work that responds to Jasper Johns as a maker, highlighting that poetry at its root (poiein) means to make.

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Installation view of Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 29, 2021–February 13, 2022). Artwork © 2021 Jasper Johns/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Ryan Lowry

VIRTUAL TOUR
JASPER JOHNS

Thursday, January 20, 12 pm
Online, via Zoom

Join a virtual tour of Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, led by one of the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows. Discover the artist’s groundbreaking work and ask questions during a Q&A.

REGISTER

Jasper Johns, Savarin, 1982. Lithograph and monotype: sheet, 50 × 38 in. (127 × 96.5 cm); image, 40 1/4 × 33 1/4 in. (102.2 × 84.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of The American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President 2002.228. © Jasper Johns / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

OPEN STUDIO TO GO

Select Saturdays, 11 am–3 pm
Laurie M. Tisch Education Center

Pick up an Open Studio To Go Art Kit with everything you need to explore the galleries and make your own artwork. Come back each week for brand new activities and materials!

LEARN MORE

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FOR YOUR WATCHLIST

Still from My Barbarian: Songbook, 2021.

MY BARBARIAN: SONGBOOK

Enjoy a musical showcase drawing from My Barbarian’s extensive repertoire over the last two decades, reuniting musicians who played in the band at Los Angeles music venues in the early 2000s. Broadcast live from 2220 Arts + Archive in Los Angeles, Songbook is a streaming event that pays homage to TV variety shows of the 1970s, with a nod to the public access underground of the 1980s.

WATCH

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THE WHITNEY ON INSTAGRAM

David Hammons, Day’s End, 2014–21. Stainless steel and precast concrete, 52 × 325 × 65 ft. (15.9 × 99 × 20 m) overall. © David Hammons. Photograph by Paul Meany

One perk of NYC winter is catching the sunset from the Whitney’s galleries and outdoor spaces. We love this gorgeous shot by @meany_paul! 🌅

FOLLOW ALONG

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AAQ / Resource: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

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Image Credits:Installation view of Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror(Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 29, 2021–February 13, 2022). Artwork ©️ 2021 Jasper Johns / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Ryan Lowry

Jennifer Packer, Tobi, 2019. Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 × 22 in. (72.4 × 55.9 cm). Private collection. © Jennifer Packer. Photograph by George Darrel. Image courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, and Corvi-Mora, London

Jasper Johns, Target with Four Faces, 1955. Encaustic and collage on canvas with objects, 29 3/4 × 26 in. (75.6 × 66 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Scull 8.1958. © 2021 Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph courtesy the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, New York

 

Installation view of Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror(Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 29, 2021–February 13, 2022). Artwork ©️ 2021 Jasper Johns / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Ryan Lowry

Jasper Johns, Savarin, 1982. Lithograph and monotype: sheet, 50 × 38 in. (127 × 96.5 cm); image, 40 1/4 × 33 1/4 in. (102.2 × 84.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of The American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President 2002.228. © Jasper Johns / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Still from My Barbarian: Songbook, 2021.

David Hammons, Day’s End, 2014–21. Stainless steel and precast concrete, 52 × 325 × 65 ft. (15.9 × 99 × 20 m) overall. © David Hammons. Photograph by Paul Meany