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Today, Mon, Jan 23


12 PM
Floor Seven
Free Tours

Spotlight tours offer an opportunity to slow down and look closely at select highlights from Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection. Guided by a Museum docent, participants are encouraged to study and discuss works together. Each forty-five minute session either focuses on a single work of art, or explores a connection between two works. This session looks at Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1916) by Robert Henri, and New York Portrait (1970) by Susan Hall.

November 2016–January 2017

Select Mondays, 12 pm

Tours meet in the seventh-floor galleries.

No reservations are necessary, but tours are limited to fifteen people welcome to join on a first come, first served basis.

A portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney by Robert Henri. The Whitney's founder is seen lounging on a couch in her parlor wearing green pajamas
12:30 PM
Free Daily Tours
An artwork by Alex Da Corte. Three characters dressed in costume create a tableau
1 PM
Free Daily Tours
A portrait of Michio Ito by Toyo Miyatake
2 PM
Free Daily Tours
_Human Interest_: Floor Six
3 PM
Floor Three, Conference Room
Free Tours
Dreamlands Seminar

3 PM

Free Tours

After visiting Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 on floor five, visitors are invited to join this informal public seminar in the third-floor conference room. Museum Teaching Fellows will provide context for the installation, and help visitors to explore themes and ideas raised by artists and filmmakers who have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema to create new experiences of the moving image.

November 2–February 5

3 pm

Saturdays and Sundays
1 pm

Free with Museum admission.

Dreamlands Seminar
7–9 PM
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
Contemporaries Events: Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patrons Members
Member Event
A still from a film by Oskar Fischinger. Concentric rings emanate from the center against a red ground

7–9 PM

Contemporaries Events: Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patrons Members

Join artist and educator Mark Joshua Epstein for an evening of drinks and hands-on artmaking inspired by the current exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016. We’ll create multimedia collages in response to live music to explore synesthesia: a phenomenon in which an individual’s senses overlap; a synesthete might hear a color or smell a sound. The condition has long fascinated filmmakers, whose art combines visual and aural experiences.

Mark Joshua Epstein (b. 1979) is a visual artist based in New York. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Biquini Wax in Mexico City and Brian Morris Gallery, New York, and a recent two-person project with Will Hutnick at Demo Projects in Springfield, Illinois. Epstein has participated in numerous residency programs including the Millay Colony, the Macdowell Colony and the Saltonstall Foundation.

Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patron members are invited to this event: The invitation is for two individuals per membership household. Registration instructions will be provided by email. To RSVP, email with your name and membership ID.

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A still from a film by Oskar Fischinger. Concentric rings emanate from the center against a red ground


Virginia Overton's windmills artwork installed in a tree on the Randall's Island waterfront
Oct 28, 2016–Feb 5, 2017
Two photographs by artist MPA. A desert landscape is the backdrop as a figure crouches on the ground
Nov 11, 2016–Feb 27, 2017
A performer points to a sculpture installed in the Whitney's stairwell. Spectators surround her
Every solstice and equinox through 2018

Next: Dec 21, 2016