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Sat, Jan 5, 2013

Events

11:30 AM
Free Daily Tours
Richard Artschwager!

11:30 AM

Free Daily Tours
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Richard Artschwager!
Richard Artschwager!
12:30 PM
Free Daily Tours
Sinister Pop

Sinister Pop

12:30 PM

12:30 PM

Free Daily Tours
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Sinister Pop
Sinister Pop
1–3 PM
Whitney Studio
Family Workshops
Whitney Kids
Open Studio: _Sinister Pop_

1–3 PM

Family Workshops
Family Workshops For families with kids of all ages

We are consumers! Come visit Sinister Pop to check out artists such as Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol, who depict the things that we buy and eat in their artwork. Then join us at the Whitney Studio to transform everyday things into your own masterpieces.

Free with Museum admission. No registration required.

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Sinister Pop
Open Studio: _Sinister Pop_
2 PM
Free Daily Tours
Wade Guyton OS

2 PM

Free Daily Tours
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Wade Guyton OS
Wade Guyton OS
3 PM
Access Programs
Whitney Signs: _Sinister Pop_

3 PM

Access Programs

Whitney Signs is a free American Sign Language gallery tour with voice interpretation. Join us this month for a tour of Sinister Pop at 4 pm, with a free pre-tour reception from 3–4 pm.

Sinister Pop presents an inventive take on the Museum’s rich and diverse holdings of Pop art from the movement’s inception in the early 1960s through its aftershocks a decade later. Although Pop art often calls to mind a celebration of postwar consumer culture, this exhibition focuses on Pop’s darker side, as it distorts and critiques the American dream. Themes of exaggerated consumption, film noir and the depiction of women in art, the dystopic American landscape, and the intersection of popular culture and politics, are explored through works by acknowledged masters such as Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, as well as by many artists not traditionally associated with Pop whose art may be understood within its wider field of reference. These include William Eggleston, Peter Saul, Christina Ramberg, and Vija Celmins, among others.

Please note: we regret that complimentary tickets will no longer be available for ASL students. Museum staff/interpreters will not be able to sign student assignments.

Admission to tour and reception is free. Registration is required; RSVP to asl_tours@whitney.org. Please bypass the admissions line and pick up your tickets at the check-in location in the Museum lobby.

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Sinister Pop
Whitney Signs: _Sinister Pop_
3:30 PM
Free Daily Tours
American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe

Exhibitions

A pop still life of a bowl of fruit by Roy Lichtenstein
Dec 22, 2012–Jun 29, 2014
A Wade Guyton inkjet print. The letter U two times, with flames underneath
Oct 4, 2012–Jan 13, 2013
A video projection of a man with a metal detector on the beach, on top of other materials and documents.
Nov 9, 2012–Jan 27, 2013
A sculpture by Richard Artschwager. A giant neon yellow exclamation point.
Oct 25, 2012–Feb 3, 2013
A still from a film. A seated man points a camera at a woman in her underwear
Nov 15, 2012–Mar 31, 2013
A painting by Jasper Johns. An American flag whose colors are inverted, green for red, orange for blue, and black for white.
Nov 15, 2012–Mar 31, 2013
A print of an eagle against an American flag
Jun 8, 2012–Jun 9, 2013