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Access Programs

Verbal Description and Touch Tour: American Legends

Fri, Feb 21, 2014  11 AM–12:30 PM

Whitney verbal description tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or low vision and their companions to experience the richness and diversity of 20th and 21st century American art through vivid description and tactile opportunities. Please join us for a tour of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.

American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe showcases the Whitney’s holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century alongside that of postwar figures. The exhibition includes work by thirteen leading artists: Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Burgoyne Diller, William Eggleston, Morris Graves, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Jacob Lawrence, Roy Lichtenstein, Elie Nadelman, Alice Neel, and Georgia O’Keeffe. One- and two-artist presentations provide a survey of each artist’s work across a range of media.

This event is free of charge. Please call (212) 570-7789 or email AccessFeedback@Whitney.org to RSVP or learn more. Space is limited.

Participants explore a tactile diagram of Charles Demuth's My Egypt (1927) on a touch and verbal description tour. Photograph by Matthew Carasella, 2013

Participants explore a tactile diagram of Charles Demuth’s My Egypt (1927) on a touch and verbal description tour. Photograph by Matthew Carasella, 2013