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Contemporaries Reception and Tour of Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019

Wed, Mar 4
Mon, May 4

Floor 6

Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patron Members

Drawn primarily from the Whitney’s collection, Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 features over sixty artists—including Faith Ringgold, Yayoi Kusama, and Robert Rauschenberg—whose use of craft-informed techniques challenge the power structures that determine artistic value. Through the eighty artworks on display, this exhibition inspires a fresh consideration of mediums and techniques that have historically been under-recognized in mainstream American art. 

Each tour lasts approximately fifty minutes and will be led by one of the Museum’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows. A wine reception will be available throughout the event.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Option 1: 7:45 pm
Option 2: 8 pm
Option 3: 8:15 pm

Monday, May 4, 2020
Option 1: 7:45 pm
Option 2: 8 pm
Option 3: 8:15 pm

Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patron members are invited to this event. The invitation is for two individuals per membership household.

The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.



A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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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.