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THE WHITNEY IS CLOSED IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING OF OUR NEW BUILDING in spring 2015


Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the new building will vastly increase the Whitney’s exhibition and programming space, providing the first comprehensive view of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

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Whitney Museum of American Art, October 2014. Photograph by Timothy Schenck
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Looking Back at _Black Male_: A Conversation with Thelma Golden, Hilton Als and Huey Copeland

Installation view of Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art (Whitney Museum of American Art, November 10, 1994–March 5, 1995). Fred Wilson, Guarded View, 1991. Photograph by Geoffrey Clements

Lectures, Talks, Readings 

Looking Back at
Black Male

Fri, Dec 12, 2014  6:30 PM

On the twentieth anniversary of her groundbreaking exhibition Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in American Art, curator Thelma Golden speaks with writer Hilton Als, and art historian and critic Huey Copeland.

Please note: This event takes place at The New School Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street.

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Alexander CalderSuitcase filled with elements from Calder’s Circus, 1926–3183.36.65a-c
Alfred LeslieAlfred Leslie/1966-67, 1966–6767.30
Edward HopperArtist’s ledger—Book III, 1924–6796.210a-hhhh
Kerry James MarshallSouvenir IV, 199898.56
Jacob LawrenceWar Series: Beachhead, 194751.13
Laurie SimmonsWalking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera), 198794.107
Andy WarholPepper Pot, 196869.13.8
Jaune Quick-To-See SmithWar is Heck, 20022006.287
Robert RymanUntitled, 19622002.263
Jasper Johns0 through 9, 19612002.222
Jasper JohnsThree Flags, 195880.32
Paul Chan1st Light, 20052007.4
Betye SaarMother and Children in Blue, 19982000.46
James TurrellSite Plan, Roden Crater II, 199095.156
Alexander CalderElephant and Trainer, from Calder’s Circus, 1926–3183.36.13a-c
Alexander CalderObject with Red Discs, 193186.49a-c
Corita KentWho Came Out Of The Water, 19662007.43
Bill ViolaThe Greeting, 199595.261

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