Whitney verbal description and touch tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to experience the richness and diversity of twentieth and twenty-first century American art through vivid description and tactile opportunities. Please join us in our new home for a tour of our inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See.
Setting forth a distinctly new narrative, America Is Hard to See presents fresh perspectives on the Whitney’s collection and reflects upon art in the United States with over 600 works by some 400 artists, spanning the period from about 1900 to the present. The exhibition—its title is taken from a poem by Robert Frost and also used by the filmmaker Emile de Antonio for one of his political documentaries—is the most ambitious display to date of the Whitney’s collection, delving deep into the Museum’s holdings and challenging assumptions about the American art canon.
Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 671–1823.
Virginia Overton, artist, will address the Whitney’s building (2015), designed by architect Renzo Piano (b. 1937).
Named in honor of the Whitney’s new address, 99 Gansevoort Street, 99 Objects is a series of in-gallery programs focusing on individual works of art from the Museum’s collection on view in America Is Hard to See. Speakers include artists, writers, Whitney curators and educators, and an interdisciplinary group of scholars. Programs take place daily.
Free with Museum admission.