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Artmaking From Home:
Monuments for Essential Workers

SAT, May 16, 2020
3 pm

Online, via Zoom

Experiment with ordinary materials in new and creative ways with these online artmaking events designed for all ages. Each project explores artworks from the Whitney’s collection included in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, and invites participants to consider the relationship between artmaking and our domestic spaces. All events in this series are live, thirty-minute sessions taught by a Whitney educator.

Inspired by the sculpture Angel: The Shoe Shiner by Pepón Osorio, this workshop encourages participants to use any materials available to make a monument to celebrate essential workers. This monument can take the form of a poster or sculpture with the intention that the monument will be displayed in a window to be shared with others. 

Instructor: Camilo Godoy is an artist and educator in New York City.

Suggested materials 

  • Boxes (any size)
  • Brown bags (any size)
  • Empty toilet paper/paper towel rolls
  • Photos of your choice of essential workers from magazines or newspapers
  • Markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, brushes
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue

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 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.