Neighbors’ Day: April 30
To mark the first anniversary of the Whitney’s new home, neighbors visit free on Saturday, April 30.Reserve tickets
When Paul Thek taught at the Cooper Union School of Art, he prepared his “Teaching Notes: 4-Dimensional Design,” a series of directives for the students, such as, “Design something to sell on a street corner,” and “Design a work of art that fits in a matchbox, a shoebox.” This evening, as part of the My Turn public programs series and in conjunction with Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective, artists Jean Shin and Harrell Fletcher open up Thek’s Teaching Notes for a wider public and invite participants to fulfill a set of instructions through a series of hands-on workshops. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dive in. As Thek has asked, “What is the purpose of art?”
My Turn expands the definition of a museum program by inviting a guest artist to interpret another artist’s work. This unique public program series, held in conjunction with the exhibitions Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective and Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork, was organized by artist Jean Shin.
This event is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm. There are no special tickets or reservations.