Walter Annenberg Lecture: Nancy Baker Cahill

Thurs, Feb 1, 2024
6:30–7:30 pm

Floor 3, Theater and Online

Nancy Baker Cahill is an interdisciplinary artist working across augmented reality (AR), immersive video, blockchain, sculpture, and graphite drawing to address systemic power and imagine more equitable futures. Her public art practice aligns with the tradition of feminist land art and emerging scholarship regarding ecological imagination, often highlighting the climate crisis, civics, and body autonomy. For this Walter Annenberg Lecture, Baker Cahill situates digital art in the art historical canon, identifies its subversive potential, and considers how new media engages the public in unexpected ways. A conversation between Baker Cahill and Scott Rothkopf, Alice Pratt Brown Director follows the presentation. 

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

This program will be recorded and made available on the Whitney's YouTube channel.

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In honor of the late Walter H. Annenberg—philanthropist, patron of the arts, and former ambassador—the Whitney Museum of American Art established the Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture to advance this country’s understanding of its art and culture. Support for this lecture and for public programs at the Whitney Museum is provided, in part, by GRoW @ Annenberg, a philanthropic initiative led by Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation, and by members of the Whitney’s Education Committee.