Whitney Museum of American Art: Start Your Year With the Whitney
The Whitney wishes you and yours all the best for 2021. Our doors are safely open, and we welcome you to the Museum in person or online to explore the exciting exhibitions currently on view.
There are only a few weeks left to see our acclaimed exhibition Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945, which the New York Times said is “stupendous, complicated, and lands right on time.” Don’t miss this rare chance to see the work of the Mexican muralists alongside that of their American contemporaries. Even if you cannot come in person, you can join us from home for a live discussion with Vida Americana curators at 7 pm today!
ASK A CURATOR: VIDA AMERICANA: MEXICAN MURALISTS REMAKE AMERICAN ART, 1925–1945
Wednesday, January 13, 7 pm
Join curator Barbara Haskell, assistant curator Marcela Guerrero, and senior curatorial assistant Sarah Humphreville for an interactive virtual discussion about Vida Americana, the monumental survey revealing the transformative cultural dialogue between artists from Mexico and the United States in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.
This series of talks by the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows highlights works that illuminate critical topics in American art. Upcoming sessions focus on the paintings of Salman Toor, art and social change, and the photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop.
Experiment with ordinary materials in new and creative ways in these thirty-minute sessions designed for all ages. Sari Dienes’s ink rubbings of downtown Manhattan’s built environment are the basis for explorations of touch, memory, and absence.
Families with kids of all ages are invited to these free weekly online art classes with Whitney educators. Experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. The work of G. Peter Jemison, Rockwell Kent, and Horace Pippin inspire upcoming sessions.
The radical ideas of Mexican muralists José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—known as “los tres grandes”—impacted and inspired artists in the U.S. between 1925 and 1945. Check out this video featuring Marcela Guerrero, assistant curator and Barbara Haskell, curator, talking about the exhibition Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945.