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Gallery Program

99 Objects: Daniel S. Palmer on The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti by Ben Shahn

Sat, Aug 1, 2015  3 PM

Location: Floor Seven

Daniel S. Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator at the Jewish Museum, will address The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1931-32 by Ben Shahn (1898-1969).

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.

Ben Shahn (1898–1969). The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1931–1932. Tempera and gouache on canvas mounted on composition board, 84 × 48 in. (213.4 × 121.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Edith and Milton Lowenthal in memory of Juliana Force 49.22 Art © Estate of Ben Shahn, Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y. 

Ben Shahn (1898–1969). The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1931–1932. Tempera and gouache on canvas mounted on composition board, 84 × 48 in. (213.4 × 121.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Edith and Milton Lowenthal in memory of Juliana Force 49.22 Art © Estate of Ben Shahn, Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.