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Art History from Home:
Art and Activism

Thurs, Jan 28, 2021
12 pm

Online, via Zoom

After the upheaval of the revolution in Mexico, a new relationship between art and the public was established, giving rise to art that spoke directly to the people about social justice and the potential for activism. This session will explore the profound impact this model had on artists in the United States, inspiring them to create epic narratives about American history and everyday life and to use their art to protest economic, social, and racial injustices. 

Josh Lubin-Levy is a Joan Tisch Senior Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and recently completed his Ph.D. in Performance Studies at NYU. For the past ten years, Lubin-Levy has worked as a dance dramaturg and performance curator. He currently teaches in the department of Visual Studies at the New School. 

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This event will have automated closed captions through Zoom. Live captioning is available for public programs and events upon request with seven business days advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time. To place a request, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.

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

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