Skip to main content

Reception and Screening:
Cy Dear

Wed, Jan 15, 2020
7–9 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members

In Cy Dear (2018), filmmaker Andrea Bettinetti weaves together footage of the artist Cy Twombly (1928–2011) in his home and studio with recollections from individuals who knew him. Through interviews with Nicola Del Roscio, president of the Cy Twombly Foundation; the artist’s son Alessandro Twombly; art dealer Larry Gagosian; artists Sally Mann and Dorothea Rockburne; and architect Renzo Piano, among others, the film offers a compelling and sensitive portrait of the artist. Cy Dear will be introduced by Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, the Whitney’s Melva Bucksbaum Associate Director for Conservation and Research and a longtime acquaintance of the artist.

Cy Dear is produced by Michele Bongiorno for Good Day Films.

Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members are invited to this event. The invitation is for two individuals per membership household.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

Learn more about access services and amenities.



A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

Learn more

Vaccination required. All visitors aged 5+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18+ must also show photo ID. Face coverings are required. Review the Whitney’s safety guidelines.