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Silhouetted figures against neon lights in a gallery
Visitors in the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016. Photograph by Matthew Carasella
Visitors on the high line
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Nic Lehoux
A painting by John Sonsini. Two central figures, Byron and Ramiro, stand with their arms crossed and hands on their hips. Each has two or three packed suitcases next to them

Occupy Museums, 2017

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Speak Out on Inauguration Day

Fri, Jan 20, 2017  11 AM–2 PM

Artists, writers, and activists will affirm their values to resist and reimagine the current political climate.

Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish all day on January 20.

Events

Alex Da Corte (b. 1980) with Jayson Musson (b. 1977), still from Easternsports,  2014. Four-channel video, color, sound; 152 min., with four screens,  neon, carpet, vinyl composition tile, metal folding chairs, artificial  oranges, orange scent, and diffusers. Score by Devonté Hynes. Collection  of the artists; courtesy David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Maccarone  Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, and Salon 94, New York. © Alex Da  Corte; image courtesy the artist
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3 PM
Josiah McElheny (b. 1966), Projection Painting II, 2015. Projection paint on wood, with glass, oak, ink, projector, hardware, and looped film footage transferred to video, black-and-white, silent; 50 × 64 × 9 in. (127 × 162.6 × 22.9 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Member Events: Circle, Fellow, Sponsor, and Contemporaries Patrons members
7–8:30 PM
Jasper Johns, (b. 1930), Savarin, 1982. Lithograph and monotype, sheet (irregular): 50 × 38in. (127 × 96.5 cm); Image (irregular): 39 3/4 × 29 1/2 in. (101 × 74.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of The American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President  2002.224 © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Courses & Workshops
2:30–4 PM
Byron Kim (b. 1961), Maybe a Shadow Will Save You, 2016. Glue, oil and pigment on dyed linen. 60 x 46 in. Image courtesy of James Cohan Gallery.
Member Events: Contemporaries Patron members
6:30–8:30 PM
Installation view, Outsider Art Fair, 2015
Contemporaries Events: Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patrons
John Sonsini (b. 1950), BYRON & RAMIRO, 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 80 1/8 × 84 1/8 × 2 9/16 in. (203.5 × 213.7 × 6.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Jean Crutchfield and Robert Hobbs 2010.70 © John Sonsini
Free Tours
11 AM
Occupy Museums, 2017
Free Events
11 AM–2 PM
John Sonsini (b. 1950), BYRON & RAMIRO, 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 80 1/8 × 84 1/8 × 2 9/16 in. (203.5 × 213.7 × 6.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Jean Crutchfield and Robert Hobbs 2010.70 © John Sonsini
Free Tours
1 PM
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The Whitney’s collection contains some of the most significant and exciting work created by artists in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.