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Nayland Blake (b. 1960), still from Negative Bunny, 1994. Video, color, sound, 30 min. looped. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Lin Lougheed 2014.268 © Nayland Blake 1994; image courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

America Is Hard to See

Film and Video Screenings

Select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, visit the theater to view highlights from the Whitney’s film and video collection.
Marisol (b. 1930), Women and Dog, 1963-64. Wood, plaster, synthetic polymer, taxidermied dog head and miscellaneous items, 73 9/16 × 76 5/8 × 26 3/4 in. (186.8 × 194.6 × 67.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art 64.17a-I © Marisol / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Lorna Simpson (1960-), 2 Tracks, 1990. Three gelatin silver prints with frames and two plastic plaques, 48 7/8 × 62 9/16 × 1 11/16 in. (124.1 × 158.9 × 4.3 cm). Edition 4/4. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Raymond J. Learsy and Gabriella De Ferrari  91.59.4a-e  © Lorna Simpson
Alma Thomas (1891-1978), Mars Dust, 1972. Acrylic on canvas, 69 1/4 × 57 1/8 in. (175.9 × 145.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from The Hament Corporation 72.58 © artist’s estate
George Bellows (1882-1975), Dempsey and Firpo, 1924. Oil on canvas, 51 1/8 × 63 1/4 in. (129.9 × 160.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 31.95
Mike Kelley (1954-2012), More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin, 1987. Stuffed fabric toys and afghans on canvas with dried corn; wax candles on wood and metal base, 120 3/4 × 151 3/4 × 31 3/4 in. (306.7 × 385.4 × 80.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee 89.13a-d Art © Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Licensed by VAGA, New York
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Hollywood Africans, 1983. Acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 84 1/16 × 84 in. (213.5 × 213.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Douglas S. Cramer 84.23 © 2015 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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.