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Lectures, Talks, Readings

Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture: Martha Rosler

Tues, Dec 13, 2016  7–8:15 PM

Location: Floor One, Kenneth C. Griffin Hall

Martha Rosler works in video, photography, text, installation, and performance. Her practice focuses on the public sphere, exploring issues related to everyday life, the media, architecture and the built environment, and war and the national security climate. For the 2016 Walter Annenberg Lecture, Rosler will speak about her multidisciplinary practice and the genealogy of conceptual and feminist art in the United States with Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Director.

In honor of the late Walter H. Annenberg, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and former ambassador, the Whitney Museum of American Art established the Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture to advance this country’s understanding of its art and culture. Support for this lecture and for public programs at the Whitney Museum is provided, in part, by Jack and Susan Rudin in honor of Beth Rudin DeWoody, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Barker Welfare Foundation, and by members of the Whitney’s Education Committee.

Tickets are required ($15 adults; $10 for members, seniors, and students). 

Martha Rosler (b. 1943), First Lady (Pat Nixon), 1969–72 (printed 1990) from the series House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home. Chromogenic print, sheet: 20 × 23 15/16 in. (50.8 × 60.8 cm); image: 19 5/16 × 21 3/8 in. (49.1 × 54.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Katherine Schmidt Shubert Purchase Fund, the Jack E. Chachkes Endowed Purchase Fund, and the Tom Armstrong Purchase Fund 2016.91 © Martha Rosler

Martha Rosler (b. 1943), First Lady (Pat Nixon), 1969–72 (printed 1990) from the series House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home. Chromogenic print, sheet: 20 × 23 15/16 in. (50.8 × 60.8 cm); image: 19 5/16 × 21 3/8 in. (49.1 × 54.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Katherine Schmidt Shubert Purchase Fund, the Jack E. Chachkes Endowed Purchase Fund, and the Tom Armstrong Purchase Fund 2016.91 © Martha Rosler