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2017 Walter Annenberg Lecture: Catherine Opie

For over thirty years, Catherine Opie has used photography to make iconic images of people and places that are often overlooked. For the 2017 Walter Annenberg Lecture, Opie speaks about her practice as an artist and the power of photography in the history of American art and in contemporary life with Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Director. In honor of the late Walter H. Annenberg, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and former ambassador, the Whitney Museum of American Art established the Walter Annenberg Lecture to advance this country’s understanding of its art and culture. Support for this lecture and for public programs at the Whitney Museum is provided, in part, by Jack and Susan Rudin in honor of Beth Rudin DeWoody, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Barker Welfare Foundation, and by members of the Whitney’s Education Committee.



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

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