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Sketching Tour: What inspires Jeff Koons?

Families explore Jeff Koons’s works through drawing activities on a Sketching Tour, July 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Family Tours 

Sketching Tour: What inspires Jeff Koons?

Sat, Sept 20, 2014  10:30–11:30 AM

For families with kids ages 6–10

Join us to explore Jeff Koons: A Retrospective through drawing! Look closely at works of art and create experimental sketches inspired by Koons’s process.

$10 per family (free for Family Series members or Friend-level members and higher). Registration is recommended.

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Try This! Gallery Experiments

Jeff Koons, Popeye, 2009–12. Granite and live flowering plants; 78 × 52 3⁄8 × 28 3⁄8 in. (198.1 × 132.9 × 72.1 cm). Bill Bell Collection. © Jeff Koons

Free Events 

Try This! Gallery Experiments

Sat, Sept 20, 2014  11:30 AM–2:30 PM

For families with kids of all ages

Bring your family to check out these pop-up activity stations in Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Engage with works on view through discussions, sketching, and explorations of materials.

Free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

Jeff Koons Family Day

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Yellow), 1994–2000. Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating; 121 × 143 × 45 in. (307.3 × 363.2 × 114.3 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

Free Events 

Jeff Koons Family Day

Sat, Sept 27, 2014  9 AM–1 PM

For families with kids of all ages

9–11 am: Special early opening just for families!

Bring your kids to visit Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. We will offer art making activities, hands-on gallery stations, and other fun ways to help families learn about Koons’s art and process. 

Free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

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Yayoi KusamaFireflies on the Water, 20022003.322a-tttttttt
Robert RymanUntitled, 19582002.262
Edward HopperSouth Carolina Morning, 195567.13
John CoplansSelf-Portrait (Interlocking Fingers, No. 18), 20002000.98
Mel BochnerStupid, 20032004.48
Matthew RitchieTime Novel, 199797.52
Robert RymanBoundary, Box 7, 19902002.264a-e
Robert SmithsonNon-site (Palisades-Edgewater, N.J.), 196869.6a-b
Robert RauschenbergSatellite, 195591.85
Everett ShinnRevue, 190831.346
Donald JuddUntitled, 196868.36
Martin PuryearSanctum, 198585.72
David HammonsUntitled, 199292.128a-u
Charles SheelerRiver Rouge Plant, 193232.43
Edward RuschaThe Old Tool & Die Building, 20042005.135
Edward RuschaHudson, Amarillo, Texas, 19622004.474
Catherine SullivanIce Floes of Franz Joseph Land, 20032004.50
Jonathan BorofskyHammering Man at 2715346, 198190.30a-b

Events

Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986. Stainless steel; 41 × 19 × 12 in. (104.1 × 48.3 × 30.5 cm). Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; partial gift of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 2000.21. © Jeff Koons
Family Workshops
10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Families on a Whitney Wees tour create masks inspired by Jeff Koons’s Easyfun mirrors, July 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Tours
10:30–11:30 AM
Jeff Koons, Popeye, 2009–12. Granite and live flowering plants; 78 × 52 3⁄8 x 28 3⁄8 in. (198.1 × 132.9 × 72.1 cm). Bill Bell Collection. © Jeff Koons
Free Events
11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Contemporaries meet Biennial Artist Dawn Kasper on a gallery walk. Photograph by Irene Koo
Contemporaries Events: Contemporaries Members
12–2 PM
Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Belvedere Torso), 2013. Plaster and glass; 71 1⁄2 x 29 7⁄8 x 35 1⁄8 in. (181.6 × 75.9 × 89.2 cm). Private collection
Member Events: Learning Series Members in the Curate Your Own Program
5:30–7 PM
Whitney Museum of American Art, New   York, NY. Architect: Marcel Breuer. Photograph by Ezra Stoller. © Ezra Stoller / Esto
Member Events: All members, plus one guest
6:30–9 PM
Nam June Paik, Magnet TV, 1965. 17-inch black-and-white television set with magnet, 28 3/8 × 19 1/4 × 24 1/2 in. (72.1 × 48.9 × 62.2 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Dieter Rosenkranz  86.60a-b. © Nam June Paik Estate
Member Events: Insider Series members in the Curate Your Own Program
7 PM
Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Yellow), 1994–2000. Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating; 121 × 143 × 45 in. (307.3 × 363.2 × 114.3 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons
Free Events
9 AM–1 PM
Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Belvedere Torso), 2013. Plaster and glass; 71 1⁄2 x 29 7⁄8 x 35 1⁄8 in. (181.6 × 75.9 × 89.2 cm). Private collection
Member Events: Learning Series Members in the Curate Your Own Program
11:30 AM–1 PM
Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Belvedere Torso), 2013. Plaster and glass; 71 1⁄2 x 29 7⁄8 x 35 1⁄8 in. (181.6 × 75.9 × 89.2 cm). Private collection
Member Events: Learning Series Members in the Curate Your Own Program
2–3:30 PM
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