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America Is Hard to See: Film & Video Screenings

Museum Highlights

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Andrea Fraser’s 1989 video Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk is a fictional docent tour performed by the artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The performance simultaneously parodies and critiques the structures of cultural institutions.

Andrea Fraser (b. 1965; Billings, MT), Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, 1989. Video, color, sound; 29:28 min. Purchase with funds from the Wilfred P. and Rose J. Cohen Purchase Fund 2015.53

This screening is free with Museum admission.

Schedule

May 1–4, 11 am
May 29, 11 am
August 15, 4 pm
August 23, 1 pm
September 18, 3 pm

Andrea Fraser (b. 1965), still from Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, 1989. Video, color, sound; 29:28 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Wilfred P. and Rose J. Cohen Purchase Fund © 1989 Andrea Fraser

Andrea Fraser (b. 1965), still from Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, 1989. Video, color, sound; 29:28 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Wilfred P. and Rose J. Cohen Purchase Fund © 1989 Andrea Fraser