Access Programs

Verbal Description and Touch Tour:
David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy

FRI, Oct 14, 2011
11 am–12:30 pm

The Whitney Museum of American Art is pleased to invite you to a verbal description and touch tour of David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy. Please join us for a small group tour when the Museum is closed to the general public. Whitney verbal description tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their companions to experience the richness and diversity of twentieth and twenty-first century American art through vivid description and tactile opportunities.

A fresh look at the work of the great American sculptor David Smith (1906–1965), Cubes and Anarchy offers new insights into the artist’s career-long involvement with geometric forms. Traditionally, the simplified geometry of Smith’s monumental Cubi and Zig sculptures of the 1960s has been seen as a departure from the Surrealist and Expressionistic tendencies of his earlier work. Cubes and Anarchy reveals the artist’s iconic late masterpieces to be continuations of his long-standing explanation of geometric abstraction. The show includes over sixty sculptures, drawings, and paintings, as well as rarely-seen sketchbooks and photographs.

Admission is free; reservations are required. Please call (212) 570-7789 or email AccessFeedback@whitney.org to RSVP. Participants will meet in the Whitney Museum lobby. To learn more about this program and the Whitney’s access services, visit: http://whitney.org/Education/Access.