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Open Discussions: America 2017

Fri, Jan 20, 2017
3–4 pm

Third Floor, Hearst Artspace, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center

Artists, writers, and Whitney curators and educators lead conversations about art and American identity. These discussions will use artworks to focus on critical contemporary issues, including immigration; race and ethnicity; and inclusive democracy.

We invite visitors to contribute a short text or image that speaks to their perspectives.

January 20
3–4 pm: Immigration
5–6 pm: Race and Ethnicity
7–8 pm: Inclusive Democracy

The Hearst Artspace is wheelchair accessible and equipped with an induction hearing loop and infrared assistive listening system. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this program. Learn more about access services.

Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish all day on January 20. No advance registration is necessary.

The Hearst Artspace and the Seminar Room are equipped with induction hearing loops and infrared assistive listening systems. Accessible seating is also available.

Learn more about access services and programs.

COVID-19 vaccination and face coverings are not required but strongly recommended. Book tickets in advance and review our visitor policies.



A 30-second online art project:
Sara Ludy, Tumbleweeds

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