Where We Are

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Hear directly from artists and curators on selected works from Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960.

Installation view of Where We Are at the Whitney Museum.

Mark Joshua Epstein: Welcome to Where We Are, an exhibition of works from the Whitney’s permanent collection. My name is Mark Joshua Epstein, and I’m an Educator here at the Whitney. Today, we’ll be exploring this exhibition with students from PS 3 in Manhattan, and PS 146, Brooklyn New School. We’ll look at a few works in each gallery. 

As we go through the exhibition, we’ll focus on a few specific works. You might want to compare them to the art on view nearby. As you do, you’ll notice that each room has a different theme. There are galleries focused on the home, family, work, nationhood, and spirituality. 

Thanks for joining me, and enjoy your visit today! 


Installation view of Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900-1960 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, April 28, 2017–). From left to right, top to bottom: Jacob Lawrence, War Series: The Letter, 1946; Jacob Lawrence, War Series: Docking – Cigarette, Joe?, 1947; Jacob Lawrence, War Series: On Leave, 1947; John Steuart Curry, Baptism in Kansas, 1928; Thomas Hart Benton, Poker Night (from A Streetcar Named Desire), 1948; Jacob Lawrence, War Series: Beachhead, 1947; Jacob Lawrence, War Series: Purple Hearts, 1947; Jacob Lawrence, War Series: How Long?, 1947. Photograph by Ron Amstutz