no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria
The Whitney invites disabled and non-disabled visitors to experience the richness and complexity of American art. Here are some of the things to expect before visiting no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria which is on the Museum’s entire 6th Floor. If you need to request accessibility accommodations, please review our Access Services page.
- There are works in no existe that address themes of colonialism, suicide, critiques of tourism, gentrification, violence, protest, racism and the after effects of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
- The artworks on display include multimedia artworks, paintings, sculptures, installations in space, and video works.
- Some artworks in the section titled “Processing, Grieving and Reflecting” address the topic of suicide. Artworks in the section titled “Resistance and Protest” address the topic of protest and resistance, with some content depicting the historic Ponce massacre.
- A video work on the southeast side of this floor has flashing and strobing effects that should be avoided by people who have photosensitive epilepsy or who may be susceptible to seizures. There is signage outside of the black-box theater featuring this work.
- Seating is offered throughout the exhibition. Each seating option in the gallery offers at least one accessible option and spaces for individuals with wheelchairs to access the space.
- There are no bathrooms on this exhibition floor, but there are restrooms on the 5th and 7th floors.
- The light levels in the gallery are low due to light sensitive works on display.
- One artwork installation is outdoors on the terrace. Sitting and climbing is not allowed.
- All videos in this exhibition contain captions directly on the video and/or in mobile caption format in English and Spanish. Links to these captions and transcripts of works with sound are located in the "Access" section of the Mobile Guide
- The exhibition offers interpretive resources, including interviews with the artists and curators, as well as verbal descriptions of select artworks in English and Spanish on the Mobile Guide.
For mental health and harm reduction resources, please see below:
- Samaritans of New York is a hotline based in New York City
- Project LETS provides support by text for urgent issues that involve involuntary hospitalization
- Bronx Movil provides harm reduction services in the Bronx
- Taller Salud is a community based feminist organization dedicated to reducing violence and providing women’s access to healthcare in Puerto Rico and NYC.
- Blackline is a hotline geared toward the Black, Black LGBTQ+, brown, Native, and Muslim communities.
- Kiva Centers offers daily online peer support groups
- Peer Support Space hosts virtual peer support groups twice a day, Monday through Saturday
- Trans Lifeline is a hotline for trans and questioning individuals
- Wildflower Alliance has a peer support line, and online support groups focused on suicide prevention