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Behind the Scenes: The Making of Vida Americana

Tues, Jan 26, 2021
6:30–7:30 pm

Online, via Zoom

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945 tells the epic story of the cultural dialogue that brought together artists from Mexico and the United States around the ideal that art can and should speak to pressing questions of national life and social justice. Organizing and installing the exhibition, in turn, required extraordinary coordination and careful planning.

Learn firsthand about how Whitney staff from a variety of departments worked together to realize Vida Americana in this behind-the-scenes talk with associate head preparator Caitlin Bermingham, assistant registrar Brenna Cothran, senior curatorial assistant Sarah Humphreville, exhibition designer Anna Martin, and exhibition coordinator Zoe Tippl.

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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.