Neighbors’ Day: April 30
To mark the first anniversary of the Whitney’s new home, neighbors visit free on Saturday, April 30.Reserve tickets
Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, the Melva Bucksbaum Associate Director for Conservation and Research at the Whitney, addresses The Rose, 1958–1966 by Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) as part of 99 Objects.
Leah Levy, Director and Trustee of The Jay DeFeo Trust; David A. Ross, Director of the Whitney from 1991-97; Lisa Phillips, Curator at the Whitney from 1988-99; and Dana Miller, the Curator of the Permanent Collection at the Whitney, discuss Jay DeFeo’s monumental painting The Rose (1958-66), focusing on the Whitney’s efforts to conserve the work.
Artist Walead Beshty and exhibition curator Dana Miller examine the material practices of Jay DeFeo and her lasting influence on other artists.
On the occasion of Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, scholars and artists including Richard Shiff, Bill Berkson, Ron Nagle, and exhibition curator Dana Miller consider Jay DeFeo and the broader art historical context of her work.
In conjunction with Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, author and critic Greil Marcus discusses DeFeo’s stylistic inventions, physical processes, and improvisational approach to materials.