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Anniversary Curatorial Address: The Whitney’s Inaugural Year and Beyond

SUN, May 1, 2016
1–2 pm

The New School, Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street

all Founding Members

Scott Rothkopf, Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, will address the guiding principles of the Whitney’s exhibition program using recent, current, and upcoming exhibitions as touchstones. These principles include the central role of the collection, the importance of advancing innovative frameworks for thinking about and experiencing art, the Whitney’s commitment to the history of American art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as well as the Museum’s role as a vital testing ground for today’s emerging artists.

Open to all Founding Members. Space is limited and advance registration is encouraged; drop-ins are welcome if space is available. For more information or to become a Founding member, email or call (212) 570-3641.

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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.