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Curator-led Tour of Julie Mehretu

WED, June 23, 2021
6–7 pm

Online, via Zoom

Patron, Contemporaries, Contemporaries Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members

Explore the exhibition Julie Mehretu during this online event with senior curatorial assistant Melinda Lang. The artist’s expansive mid-career survey, currently on view at the Museum, features more than seventy paintings, drawings, and prints. This 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. After we complete the virtual exhibition tour, there will be time for questions and discussion.

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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.