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Sketching Tour: Transforming Objects

Siblings draw together at a family program during the Whitney Biennial, May 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Family Tours 

Sketching Tour: Transforming Objects

Sat, July 26, 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.

Try This! Gallery Experiments

Jeff Koons, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J 241 Series), 1985. Glass, steel, sodium chloride reagent, distilled water, and basketball; 64 3/4 × 30 3/4 × 13 1/4 in. (164.5 × 78.1 × 33.7 cm). B.Z. and Michael Schwartz. © Jeff Koons

Free Events 

Try This! Gallery Experiments

Sat, July 26, 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. Each month families will engage with works on view through discussions, sketching, and explorations of different materials.

Free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

Anna GaskellAs the Serpent, 19962002.104
Lari PittmanUntitled #16 (A Decorated Chronology of Insistence and Resignation), 199393.130
Claes OldenburgGiant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich), 19632002.255a-s
Zoe LeonardThe Fae Richards Photo Archive, 1993–9697.51a-dddd
Christopher WilliamsKodak Three Point Reflection Guide © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968 (Meiko laughing), Vancouver, B.C., April 6, 2005, 20052006.31
George C. AultHudson Street, 193233.40
Andy WarholGreen Coca-Cola Bottles, 196268.25
Bob ThompsonTriumph of Bacchus, 196498.19
Charles SimondsDwellings, 198181.11a-c
Dawoud BeyHillary and Taro, 199294.18a-b
Grant WoodDinner for Threshers (right section), 193333.80
Ellen GallagherDeLuxe, 2004–052006.340a-hhh
Lewis HineNewsies at Skeeters Branch, St. Louis, Missouri, c. 191098.77.1
Sue de BeerHans und Grete, 20022004.47
Kara WalkerMistress Demanded Swift and Dramatic Empathetic Reaction Which We Obliged Her, 20002001.228
Edward HopperSeven A.M., 194850.8
Moira DryerUntitled, 19922006.39
Alex PragerHelen, 2008 (printed 2010)2010.107

Art Everywhere U.S. Launches August 4

See Eleven Whitney Works on Billboards, buses, and trains

Art Everywhere US will transform outdoor advertising spaces into a free, open-air art gallery across the country.


Contemporaries at the Spring 2013 Opening Cocktail Reception. Photograph by Matthew Carasella
Contemporaries Events: Contemporaries Members
7:30 PM
Kids draw together at a family program during the Whitney Biennial, May 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Tours
10:30–11:30 AM
Jeff Koons, Lobster, 2003. Polychromed aluminum and coated steel chain; 57 7⁄8 x 37 × 17 1⁄8 in. (147 × 94 × 43.5 cm). Collection of the artist. © Jeff Koons
Free Events
11:30 AM–2:30 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
Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988. Porcelain; 42 × 70 1⁄2 x 32 1⁄2 in. (106.7 × 179.1 × 82.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons
Member Events: Patron, Circle, Fellow, Sponsor, and Contemporaries members.
7 PM

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