Human Interest

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Listen to commentary by artists and scholars on selected works in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, including Thelma Golden, K8 Hardy, Byron Kim, Deana Lawson, and Joan Semmel.

Joan Semmel, Touch, 1975 — Level 2

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Joan Semmel: We were trying to break down the whole way women were seen and perceived, and the way they thought about themselves, and it was an attempt to force the issue so to speak, and make women understand how the way they saw themselves was really important in terms of how they participated in society in every way.

Joan Semmel: We were trying to break down the whole way women were seen and perceived, and the way they thought about themselves, and it was an attempt to force the issue so to speak, and make women understand how the way they saw themselves was really important in terms of how they participated in society in every way.


Joan Semmel, _Touch_, 1975. Oil on canvas, 57 x 103 in. (144.8 x 261.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Jeff and Leslie Fischer P.2016.1