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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.

Donald JuddUntitled, 196868.36
Tony SmithDie, 196289.6
R. H. QuaytmanDistracting Distance, Chapter 16, 20102010.54
Bernarda Bryson ShahnA Mule and A Plow, 1935-193698.97.1
Elad LassryChilean Flamingo, 90028, 20072008.194a-b
Andreas FeiningerNew York, 19402001.82
Edward RuschaStandard Station, Amarillo, Texas, 19622004.461
AA BronsonFelix Partz, June 5, 1994, 1994 and 19992003.268
Guy  Pène du BoisOpera Box, 192631.184
Joseph CornellCelestial Navigation, c. 195892.24a-k
Yves TanguyThe Wish, 194963.46
Jay DeFeoThe Rose, 1958–6695.170
Bruce NaumanNo, 19812005.19
Louis LozowickNew York, 192577.12
Kiki SmithPuppet, 1993–942004.26
Claes OldenburgGiant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich), 19632002.255a-s
Nam June PaikV-yramid, 198282.11
Ida AbelmanWonders of our Time, 193793.80

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.


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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