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Lecture and Exhibition Tour: Collecting Art, Supporting Artists

Mon, Feb 22, 2016
7–9 pm

Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members

This program with art historian Paula Burleigh will address works on view in the exhibition Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, which presents American and international art from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition is composed of selections from the promised gifts to the Whitney and the Centre Pompidou Foundation by the noted collectors. Their gift of five hundred fifty works to the Whitney is transformational, and it brings to mind other pivotal collection gifts including those made by, among others, Leonard Lauder, Emily Fisher Landau, and the Museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The program begins with a lecture addressing the growth of the Whitney’s collection as a historical process shaped by the lives of donors, artists, and curators, providing background to the discussion of works of art during the tour.

Active members at the Circle level and above are invited to register for one of two options:

Option 1:
Monday, February 22, 7–9 pm 
Option 2: Saturday, March 5, 5:30–7:30 pm 

Open to Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members. Become a member, or upgrade your membership by calling (212) 570-3641.

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