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Fri, Mar 22, 2013
Hours note
On March 22, the second-floor Film and Video gallery will close at 3 pm for a performance.

Events

1:30 PM
Free Daily Tours
American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe
6:30 PM
Free Daily Tours
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective

6:30 PM

Free Daily Tours
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Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective
6:30 PM
Film and Video Gallery
Blues for Smoke Performance Series
Blues for Smoke: Lonnie Holley and Cooper-Moore

6:30 PM

Blues for Smoke Performance Series

Blues for Smoke will be accompanied by a series of concerts, performances and readings showcasing the enduring legacy and innovative possibilities of the blues in contemporary music and live art. Reflecting on the exhibition’s consideration of “the blues” as a political and aesthetic idiom within the visual arts, the performances will showcase contemporary musical forms that extend aspects of the blues legacy.

Lonnie Holley
Since 1979, artist and musician Lonnie Holley has dedicated his life to improvisational creativity manifested through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. His recently released album, “Just Before Music” (2012) is the first studio recording of his work, and the Whitney is honored to host his debut New York performance.

Cooper-Moore
As a composer, performer, instrument builder/designer, storyteller, teacher, mentor, and organizer, Cooper-Moore has been a major, if somewhat behind-the-scenes, catalyst in the world of creative music for over 30 years. With performance roots in the avant-garde 1970s NYC jazz scene, Cooper-Moore’s music exudes a striking directness and simplicity that evokes everything from rhythm and blues to the most plaintive vocal monody.

This event is organized in collaboration with 50 Miles of Elbow Room.

Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm; no special tickets or reservations are required. Members enjoy complimentary and express entry to the Museum.

Related exhibition
Blues for Smoke
Blues for Smoke: Lonnie Holley and Cooper-Moore
7:30 PM
Free Daily Tours
Blues for Smoke

Blues for Smoke

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

Free Daily Tours
Related exhibition
Blues for Smoke
Blues for Smoke

Exhibitions Tickets

Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies
Nov 15, 2012–Mar 31, 2013
Sinister Pop
Nov 15, 2012–Mar 31, 2013
Blues for Smoke
Feb 7–Apr 28, 2013
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective
Feb 28–Jun 2, 2013
. . . as apple pie
Jun 8, 2012–Jun 9, 2013
American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe
Dec 22, 2012–Jun 29, 2014