2016/08/17

2016 08 10 HUMAN INTEREST: PORTRAITS FROM THE WHITNEY'S COLLECTION

HUMAN INTEREST: PORTRAITS FROM THE WHITNEY'S COLLECTION


This exhibition offers new perspectives on one of art’s oldest genres. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s holdings, the more than two hundred works on view show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today.
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Closing Sunday, August 21, Mirror Cells brings together the recent sculptural work of artists Liz Craft, Rochelle Goldberg, Elizabeth Jaeger, Maggie Lee, and Win McCarthy.
The Whitney is open every day in August and until 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Cool off in the galleries exploring Danny Lyon: Message to the Future and Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, or savor the season in Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens, which makes use of the Museum's largest outdoor gallery.
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HUMAN INTEREST: PORTRAITS FROM THE WHITNEY'S COLLECTION

Human Interest
This exhibition offers new perspectives on one of art’s oldest genres. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s holdings, the more than two hundred works on view show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today.
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SUMMER HOURS

Virginia Overton
This month you can enjoy the Museum every day of the week: Sunday to Thursday from 10:30 am to 6 pm; and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 10 pm. Purchase tickets in advance of your visit for reduced admission.
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PUBLIC PROGRAMS

DOUGLAS CRIMP AND JULIANE REBENTISCH

James Nares (b. 1953), still from Douglas, 2015. Video, 8:56 minutes. Image courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Saturday, September 10
4–5:30 pm

Art historian and critic Douglas Crimp discusses his new memoir, Before Pictures, with Berlin-based philosopher Juliane Rebentisch.
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FREE TOURS

QUEER BODIES IN HUMAN INTEREST

Lyle Ashton Harris
Friday, August 26
8 pm

Join us for a tour exploring gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ perspectives in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection.
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FAMILY PROGRAMS

OPEN STUDIO

Family Programs
Saturdays and Sundays
in August
10:30 am–3 pm

Families are invited to make their own art based on works in current exhibitions. Each week we will offer a different art making project.
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MUSEUM DINING

Museum Dining
Make the most of summer, and join us on Untitled’s patio and Studio Cafe’s terrace for spectacular views and outdoor dining.
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MEMBERSHIP

MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS

Carmen Herrera
September 14–15
12–5 pm

Members enjoy a first look at Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight.
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MUSEUM SHOP

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This publication by Chen Chen and Kai Williams is published by Peradam Press, a group specializing in small-run artist books that is owned and operated by Mirror Cells artist Elizabeth Jaeger and her long-time friend and collaborator, Sam Cate-Gumpert.
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Image Credits
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Nic Lehoux
Installation view of Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, April 27, 2016-February 12, 2017). Photograph by Ron Amstutz
Installation view of Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens(Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 10–September 25, 2016). Photograph by Ron Amstutz
James Nares (b. 1953), still from Douglas, 2015. Video, 8:56 minutes. Image courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Lyle Ashton Harris (b. 1965), Billie #21, 2002. Dye diffusion transfer print, sheet: 33 3/4 × 22 1/16 in. (85.7 × 56 cm); image: 24 × 21 in. (61 × 53.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Photography Committee 2002.563 © Lyle Ashton Harris
Families exploring art together, May 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
Carmen Herrera (b. 1915), Irlanda, 1965. Acrylic on canvas with painted frame, 34 3/4 × 34 7/8 in. (88.3 × 88.6 cm). Collection of Pérez Simón © Carmen Herrera
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