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Slide Talks

These interactive slide-based lectures at senior centers and homes offer participants a special preview of upcoming exhibitions and a comprehensive learning experience around an array of Whitney-related topics, while also providing the opportunity to reach seniors unable to travel to the Museum. For each Slide Talk, a Whitney educator provides an illustrated thematic overview of selected works of art, placing the works in their art historical context, and engaging seniors in a dialogue about the lecture topic.

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Possible Topics

A survey of émigré artists in the collection and their experiences in 20th-century New York.

Explores the history of 20th- and 21st-century American art through key works in the Whitney’s permanent collection.

An in-depth look at the work of women artists in the Whitney’s permanent collection.



A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.