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Art History From Home: Me, Myself, and I

Tues, May 12, 2020
6 pm

This series of online talks by the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows highlights works in the Museum's collection to illuminate critical topics in American art from 1900 to the present. During each thirty-minute session, participants are invited to comment and ask questions through a moderated chat.

The traditional genre of self-portraiture has grown exponentially in our selfie-driven age. This session will explore how, from the seemingly isolated space of the home or studio, artists including Ana Mendieta, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Adrian Piper have used photographic self portraiture to reflect on, perform and expand our understanding of the self.

Janine DeFeo is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney. Specializing in modern and contemporary art, DeFeo also teaches at Baruch College, CUNY.

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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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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.