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Slide Talks

These interactive slide-based lectures at senior centers and homes offer participants a special preview of upcoming exhibitions and a comprehensive learning experience around an array of Whitney-related topics, while also providing the opportunity to reach seniors unable to travel to the Museum. For each Slide Talk, a Whitney educator provides an illustrated thematic overview of selected works of art, placing the works in their art historical context, and engaging seniors in a dialogue about the lecture topic.

Possible Topics

Charles Burchfield and Robert Gober

Charles Burchfield, An April Mood, 1946–55  55.39
Charles Burchfield, An April Mood, 1946–55  55.39

Georgia O’Keeffe

All Roads Lead to New York

Willem de Kooning, Woman and Bicycle, 1952–53  55.35
Nam June Paik, Magnet TV, 1965  86.60a-b
Eva Hesse, No title, 1970  88.17a-b
Gabriel Orozco, Parachute in Iceland (South), 1996  97.36
Arshile Gorky, The Artist and His Mother, c. 1926–36  50.17
Shahzia Sikander, Reinventing the Dislocation, 1997  97.83.4
Josef Albers, Homage to the Square: “Ascending”, 1953  54.34
Oscar Bluemner, Last Evening of the Year, c. 1929  31.115
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (America), 1994–95 (installation view, The American Century: Art and Culture 1900–2000, Part II, 1950–2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999–2000)  96.74.1a-l
Shirin Neshat, still from Rapture, 1999  99.86

A survey of émigré artists in the collection and their experiences in 20th-century New York.

whitney women

Georgia O’Keeffe, Music, Pink and Blue No. 2, 1918  91.90
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Thinking of You), 1999–2000  2000.217
Lorna Simpson, 2 Tracks, 1990  91.59.4a-e
Lynda Benglis, Contraband, 1969  2008.14
Louise Bourgeois, Spider Woman, 2005  2006.76
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2008  2009.46
Joan Jonas, still from Vertical Roll, 1972  2000.189
Adrian Piper, Out of the Corner, 1990 (installation view, Full House, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2006)  94.38
Catherine Opie, Self-Portrait, 1993  94.64
Margaret Bourke-White, Dam at Fort Peck, Montana, 1936  92.55

An in-depth look at the work of women artists in the Whitney’s permanent collection.