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Spanish: Viernes con Vida Americana: Visualizando la Revolución Mexicana

FRI, Dec 4, 2020, 12 pm, Online, via Zoom Cuando México emergió de su revolución en 1920, los artistas buscaron formas para responder a las nuevas formaciones de la vida pública. En búsqueda de conectar la cultura y el arte nativo con una sensibilidad modernista, nuevas representaciones, a veces románticas, de la vida campesina ocuparon un lugar central. Esta sesión

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Art History from Home: Queer Belonging

Tues, Dec 1, 2020, 6 pm, Online, via Zoom This session knits together works from the Whitney’s collection to explore LGBTQ perspectives on gender, sexuality, and desire. Looking at a range of artists including Andy Warhol, Catherine Opie, and Zoe Leonard, the session will examine the way art has been a powerful tool in documenting and building queer communities. Josh Lubin-Levy is a Joan

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Art History from Home: Abstract Art in America

Tues, Nov 24, 2020, 6 pm, Online, via Zoom Nonrepresentational art has meant different things to different artists throughout American art history. This session presents a range of artists who have used abstract language to explore human perception, emotion, embodied experience, and more. It covers the early influence of Cubism and the American Abstract Artists union in the 1930s, as

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In Spanish: Friday with American Life: Art History from Home

Fridays 12 pm Online, via Zoom The Mexican avant-garde that emerged after the Revolution inspired American artists to break free from the European aesthetic domination that had hitherto defined their art. Join a talk that will explore different themes taken from the exhibition American Life: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art: 1925-1945 . Participants will be able to comment and ask questions via chat throughout

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You’re Invited—Visual AIDS: Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS

The Whitney is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Chile/Spain), Charan Singh (India/UK), and George Stanley

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Get to Know the Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

Working Together is an unprecedented exhibition that chronicles the formative years of the Kamoinge Workshop, a collective of Black photographers established in New York City in 1963. “Kamoinge” comes from the language of the Kikuyu people of Kenya, meaning “a group of people acting together,” and reflects the ideal that animated the collective. In the early years, at a time of

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Art History from Home: Picturing the Mexican Revolution

Thurs, Nov 19, 2020, 12 pm Online, via Zoom As Mexico emerged from its revolution in 1920, artists looked for ways to respond to new formations of public life. Seeking to connect native culture and art with a modernist sensibility, new, sometimes romanticized, depictions of peasant life took center stage. This session will explore how the work of Diego Rivera, José

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Art History from Home: Asian American Perspectives

Tues, Nov 17, 2020, 6 pm Online, via Zoom This session will explore work by Asian American artists, including Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Ching Ho Cheng, Martin Wong, and An-My Lê, alongside artworks that engage with aspects of “Asian-ness” by artists from other backgrounds, such as Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha. Looking at these works together, we will consider what it means for an ethnic and cultural identity to

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Whitney Museum of American Art Webinar- Muralism Today Contemporary Artists Respond to Vida Americana

Thursday, November 19, 6:30–8 pm Online, via Zoom Join artists Judith Baca, Derek Fordjour, Aliza Nisenbaum, and Juan Sánchez to reflect on Mexican Muralism and the U.S. artists who were inspired by it. Touching on works from the exhibition Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945, they will share about how this period of art history continues to resonate powerfully

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Online Learning Series Lecture: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Online, via Zoom In this talk, teaching fellow Xin Wang will provide context for the upcoming exhibitionSalman Toor: How Will I Know. In Toor’s intimately scaled oil paintings, dreamlike color and references to historical styles such as the Rococo and Baroque introduce fantasy and heightened emotion to narratives drawn from the artist’s own experience—views into the lives of young, queer

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