Around The Rose: Artists Reflect on Jay DeFeo

Wed, Mar 16, 2022
7 pm

Floor 3, Theater

For eight years of her life, between 1958 and 1966, Jay DeFeo made her most well-known work, The Rose. With nearly two thousand pounds of paint layered onto the canvas, DeFeo thought of The Rose as a “marriage between painting and sculpture” and it is emblematic of her innovative approach to artmaking throughout her career.

This program, organized in collaboration with the Jay DeFeo Foundation, brings together a group of contemporary artists to reflect on Jay DeFeo’s work through the lens of her most extraordinary work. Speakers include Tishan Hsu, Justine Kurland, Park McArthur, and Erin Jane Nelson. Jane Panetta, Nancy and Fred Poses Curator and Director of the Collection, moderates the conversation.

Following the program, in-person attendees are invited to view The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965 where The Rose is on view.

This event will take place both in person and online.

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

Live captioning will be available online and in-person for this event. If you need captions in a separate browser window or on your own mobile device, please email for StreamText link.

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