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Virtual Highlights Tour of Vida Americana: Epic Histories

Online, via Zoom

We’re excited to reopen and welcome audiences back to the Whitney. Before or after you visit—or even if you can’t make it to the Museum in person right now—join us for a series of thirty-minute Zoom talks to get reacquainted with our current exhibitions.

In this talk focusing on Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945, teaching fellow Grant Johnson will discuss paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Aaron Douglas, and Charles White, which bring into focus the importance of Mexico’s muralists for their contemporaries in the United States.

Free with registration.

Option 1: Friday, August 28
1 pm


Option 2: Saturday, August 29
3 pm


Option 3: Monday, August 31 
6 pm


Grant Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of art history at the University of Southern California and a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney. His dissertation, Sheila Hicks: Weaving to the World, traces the first critical history of the prolific weaver and pioneer of global contemporary art. An active curator, critic, and writer, he has had work appear in Artforum, Frieze, The Brooklyn Rail, Garage, and Performa, where he was a writer-in-residence from 2012 to 2014.

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