Intersections: Race and Gender in American Art

First Friday of the month

Floor 6

Join us for this free drop-in tour that considers how artists have explored the social frameworks of identity in the work on view in An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017. Tours are offered on the first Friday evening of the month.

April 6, 7:30 pm
Teaching Fellow Ayanna Dozier

May 4, 7:30 pm
Teaching Fellow Ayanna Dozier

June 1, 8:30 pm
Teaching Fellow Aliza Shvarts

July 6, 7:30 pm
Teaching Fellow Aliza Shvarts

August 3, 7:30 pm
Teaching Fellow Ayanna Dozier 

Ayanna Dozier is a Ph.D. Art History & Communication Studies Candidate with a graduate option in Women & Gender Studies at McGill University. Her dissertation, entitled The Aberrations of Affect: Archives, Ritual, and the Counter-Poetics of Black Women’s Experimental Short Films (1970s-Present), explores the intersection of the formal and narrative aesthetics in Black women’s experimental short films with the filmmaker’s sociocultural experience. Dozier's writing on Black feminist philosophy, experimental cinema, comic books, and performance and contemporary art can be found in Cléo Journal, Feminist Media Studies, and Liquid Blackness Journal.

Aliza Shvarts is PhD candidate in Performance Studies at New York University specializing in post-war and contemporary art, with a focus on minimalism, conceptual art, sound work, and performance. Her doctoral dissertation, The Doom Performative, explores queer and feminist performance practices. She was a 2014-2015 Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and a 2014 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Shvarts is a practicing artist and her work has appeared at MoMA PS1 and the Tate Modern. Her writing has appeared in TDR: The Drama Review, Extensions: The Online Journal of Embodiment and Technology, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and The Brooklyn Rail.

FM assistive listening devices with headsets or neck loops are available for public and private gallery tours and public programs. You may request receivers for tours at the Mobile Guide counter at the admissions desk on Floor 1.

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