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Sketching Tour: Transforming Objects

Siblings draw together at a family program during the Whitney Biennial, May 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Family Tours 

Sketching Tour: Transforming Objects

Sat, July 26, 2014  10:30–11:30 AM

For families with kids ages 6–10

Join us to explore Jeff Koons: A Retrospective through drawing! Look closely at works of art and create experimental sketches inspired by Koons’s process.

$10 per family (free for Family Series members or Friend-level members and higher). Registration is recommended.

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Try This! Gallery Experiments

Jeff Koons, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J 241 Series), 1985. Glass, steel, sodium chloride reagent, distilled water, and basketball; 64 3/4 × 30 3/4 × 13 1/4 in. (164.5 × 78.1 × 33.7 cm). B.Z. and Michael Schwartz. © Jeff Koons

Free Events 

Try This! Gallery Experiments

Sat, July 26, 2014  11:30 AM–2:30 PM

For families with kids of all ages

Bring your family to check out these pop-up activity stations in Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Each month families will engage with works on view through discussions, sketching, and explorations of different materials.

Free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

Stanton Macdonald-Wright“Oriental”; Synchromy in Blue-Green, 191852.8
Lari PittmanUntitled #16 (A Decorated Chronology of Insistence and Resignation), 199393.130
Sylvia Plimack MangoldFloor with Horizontal Mirror, 197474.42
Nan GoldinThe Ballad of Sexual Dependency, 1979–9692.127
Alexander CalderSuitcase filled with elements from Calder’s Circus, 1926–3183.36.65a-c
David SmithEng No. 6, 195279.43
Adrian PiperOut of the Corner, 199094.38
Shahzia SikanderReinventing the Dislocation, 199797.83.4
Suzanne McClellandRaft #3, 19982010.120
Tim HawkinsonDas Tannenboot, 199496.49
Bill ViolaThe Greeting, 199595.261
Peter HujarDavid Wojnarowicz, 198193.76
Fairfield PorterThe Screen Porch, 196477.1.41
Ad ReinhardtAbstract Painting, 1960–6698.16.3
Richard DiebenkornOcean Park #125, 198080.36
Ralston CrawfordSteel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa., 1936–3737.10
George SegalWalk, Don’t Walk, 197679.4a-f
Robert MapplethorpeKen Moody and Robert Sherman, 198497.103.3
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Events

A family on a Whitney Wees tour during the Whitney Biennial, March 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Tours
10:30–11:30 AM
Siblings draw together at a family program during the Whitney Biennial, May 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Tours
10:30–11:30 AM
Jeff Koons, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J 241 Series), 1985. Glass, steel, sodium chloride reagent, distilled water, and basketball; 64 3/4 × 30 3/4 × 13 1/4 in. (164.5 × 78.1 × 33.7 cm). B.Z. and Michael Schwartz. © Jeff Koons
Free Events
11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Barnett Newman, The Promise, 1949. Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 × 68 1/8 in. (130.8 × 173 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Adriana and Robert Mnuchin  2000.338. © 2009 Barnett Newman Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Member Events: Insider Series members in the Curate Your Own Program
6:30 PM
Contemporaries at the Spring 2013 Opening Cocktail Reception. Photograph by Matthew Carasella
Contemporaries Events: Contemporaries Members
7:30 PM
Kids draw together at a family program during the Whitney Biennial, May 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Tours
10:30–11:30 AM
Jeff Koons, Lobster, 2003. Polychromed aluminum and coated steel chain; 57 7⁄8 x 37 × 17 1⁄8 in. (147 × 94 × 43.5 cm). Collection of the artist. © Jeff Koons
Free Events
11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Belvedere Torso), 2013. Plaster and glass; 71 1⁄2 x 29 7⁄8 x 35 1⁄8 in. (181.6 × 75.9 × 89.2 cm). Private collection
Member Events: Learning Series Members in the Curate Your Own Program
5:30–7 PM
Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988. Porcelain; 42 × 70 1⁄2 x 32 1⁄2 in. (106.7 × 179.1 × 82.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons
Member Events: Patron, Circle, Fellow, Sponsor, and Contemporaries members.
7 PM
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