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Ask a Curator: Julie Mehretu

Tues, Mar 30, 2021
7 pm

Online, via Zoom

Join Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator at the Whitney, to explore the exhibition Julie Mehretu, the artist’s expansive midcareer survey, currently on view at the Museum. With more than seventy paintings, drawings, and prints, the presentation charts Mehretu’s trailblazing career from 1996 to the present and fills the Museum’s fifth-floor gallery, offering dramatic vistas of her often panoramic works. 

Multi-layered and multi-referential, Mehretu’s work draws on abstraction, architecture, landscape, and contemporary geopolitics. In its resistance to simple interpretations, her art encourages a nuanced reckoning with the true complexity of our histories and identities. For this event, Hockley will provide an overview of the exhibition and then take questions from the audience. 

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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.