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Toyo Miyatake (1895–1979), Michio Ito, 1929. Gelatin silver print, Sheet: 14 × 10 7/8 in. (35.6 × 27.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Photography Committee 2014.241 © Toyo Miyatake Studio

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Liz Craft (b. 1970), Spider Woman Black Dress, 2015. Papier-mâché, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist and Jenny’s, Los Angeles. Photograph  © Daniel Sahlberg
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Liz Craft (b. 1970), Spider Woman Black Dress, 2015. Papier-mâché, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist and Jenny’s, Los Angeles. Photograph  © Daniel Sahlberg
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Families create artworks in Open Studio, March 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak
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Families create artworks in Open Studio, March 2016. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Family Programs
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Andy Warhol (1928–1987), frame enlargement from Peter Hujar, ST157, 1964. 16mm, b&w, silent; 4.4 min.;16 fps, 3.9 min.;18 fps. © 2016 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.
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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.