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Gallery Program

99 Objects: Elizabeth Buhe on Five by Thomas Downing

Wed, June 24, 2015  3 PM

Location: Floor Six

Elizabeth Buhe, scholar, will address Five, 1967 by Thomas Downing (1928–1985).

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.

Installation view of America Is Hard to See (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 1–September 27, 2015). (from left to right): Thomas Downing, Five, 1967 (68.11); John McCracken, Violet Block in Two Parts, 1966 (66.92a-b); Richard Tuttle, Grey Extended Seven, 1967, (75.7); Brice Marden, Summer Table, 1972–1973, (73.30). Photography by Ronald Amstutz

Installation view of America Is Hard to See (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 1–September 27, 2015). (from left to right): Thomas Downing, Five, 1967 (68.11); John McCracken, Violet Block in Two Parts, 1966 (66.92a-b); Richard Tuttle, Grey Extended Seven, 1967, (75.7); Brice Marden, Summer Table, 1972–1973, (73.30). Photography by Ronald Amstutz