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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.

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.