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As the great-granddaughter of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, trustee Fiona Donovan grew up alongside the Whitney Museum. As the Whitney prepares to open its new building in the Meatpacking District, she looks back at a founding principle that has sustained it through decades of change: a conviction to put artists first.
In this Whitney Stories video, choreographer Sarah Michelson discusses the questions at the root of her Devotion series, including her role as choreographer, her relationship to dance and its history, and the way the work is intimately tied to the site where it’s performed.
For nearly a decade, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim has worked with the Whitney to develop programs and resources for Deaf audiences. In this Whitney Stories video, Kim, who was born Deaf, discusses her use of sound as a medium, and speaks about the importance of removing barriers for museum audiences, both online and in person.