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Sat, Apr 20, 2013

The New Whitney
Opens May 1, 2015

Events

10:30–11:30 AM
Family Tours
Whitney Kids
Whitney Wees: Art and the Body

Whitney Wees: Art and the Body

10:30–11:30 AM

10:30–11:30 AM

Family Tours
Family Tours For families with kids ages 4–5

Jay DeFeo used her body as inspiration in her artwork. Explore Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective and learn how she used different materials to represent parts of the body.

April 6, 10:3011:30 am: Register
April 13, 
10:3011:30 am: Register
April 20, 
10:3011:30 am: Register

$10 per family (free for Family Series members or Friend-level members and higher). Admission to program includes Museum admission. Registration is recommended; drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

Related exhibition
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective
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Whitney Wees: Art and the Body
10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Artist’s Choice Workshops
Whitney Kids
Artist's Choice Workshop: Cooper-Moore

10:30 AM–12:30 PM

Artist’s Choice Workshops
Artist’s Choice Workshops For families with kids ages 8–12

Families are invited to join composer, performer, story teller, and instrument builder Cooper-Moore in this interactive workshop. Cooper-Moore is part of the performance series accompanying Blues for Smoke. Families will explore the exhibition with the artist and then head to the Whitney Studio to build and play their own blues-inspired instruments.

$10 per family (free for Family Series members or Friend-level members and higher). Admission to program includes Museum admission. This event is fully booked; join the wait list.

Related exhibition
Blues for Smoke
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Artist's Choice Workshop: Cooper-Moore
11:30 AM
Free Daily Tours
American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe
2 PM
Free Daily Tours
Blues for Smoke

2 PM

Free Daily Tours
Related exhibition
Blues for Smoke
Blues for Smoke
3:30 PM
Free Daily Tours
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective

3:30 PM

Free Daily Tours
Related exhibition
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective
8 PM
Lower Gallery
Blues for Smoke Performance Series

Join us for an evening of adventurous music featuring a new solo performance by Matana Roberts made specificially in relation to Blues for Smoke, and a duo guitar improvisation by Keiji Haino and Loren Connors. Following her performance, Roberts will discuss her work in a conversation with the audience.

Matana Roberts:
Chicago-born sound experimentalist Matana Roberts works in many performance mediums including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. A dynamic saxophonist, composer, and improviser, she aims to expose the mystical roots and spiritual traditions of American creative expression in her music. Her innovative work has forged new conceptual approaches to considering narrativity, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures.

This evening’s performance:

ephemera:
shifting.
shouting.
dirged.
winged.
a solo sound and image exploration/excavation of blue(s) and blood(s), blood(s) and blue(s)….

Keiji Haino:
Active since the 1970s, the Japanese improviser and singer-songwriter Keiji Haino remains a formidable figure in contemporary experimental music with both his solo and collaborative projects, which include Lost Aaraaf, Fushitsusha, and Aihiyo. Haino’s expansive and evolving body of work has included rock, free improvisation, noise music, percussion, psychedelia, minimalism, and drone music. 

Presented in collaboration with Issue Project Room as part of a three-night series with Keiji Haino, April 17, 18 and 20, 2013.

Loren Connors:
Composer and improviser Loren Connors’s singular adaptation of the blues is a distinct personal vision combining the Delta bottleneck style and the ancestral blues voice with hauntingly unexpected guitar sounds. Since the late 1970s, Connors has issued more than fifty guitar records on his own imprints (Daggett, St. Joan, and Black Label) and over two dozen on other labels. His latest studio album, I Wish I Didn’t Dream, recorded with vocalist Suzanne Langille and inspired by the Brooklyn-based impressionistic artist M. P. Landis, was improvised live during a single-day session.

$10 general admission; $8 senior citizens and students; free for members. 

Tickets are no longer available online, but may be available in person on the evening of the performance. On April 20, the Museum will close at 6 pm. The box office will reopen at 7 pm, and the performance space will open at 7:30 pm. No entry after 10 pm.

This performance is free for Members but advance registration is required by emailing memberinfo@whitney.org with your name and membership number.

Related exhibition
Blues for Smoke
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Blues for Smoke: Matana Roberts, Keiji Haino and Loren Connors

Exhibitions Tickets

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