Learning Series Course:
Writing Art History—
The Whitney’s Collection and Exhibitions, 1970–Present

THU, Jun 11, 2015
4–5:30 pm

Learning Series Members in the Curate Your Own Program

This two-part course, taught by Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow Paula Burleigh, will explore the sections of America Is Hard to See which present artworks dating from the last decades of the twentieth century and the beginning of the new millennium. During these momentous years, many artists frankly addressed issues of politics, identity, popular culture, and personal narrative. Classroom lectures will provide background including discussions of historic exhibitions presented at the Whitney during these decades—including New Image Painting (1979), Image World: Art and Media Culture (1989), and the Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art (1995)—in order to provide context for the in-gallery discussion of artworks by iconic figures such as Glenn Ligon, Jeff Koons, Adrian Piper, and Nan Goldin.

Learning Series members are invited to select one of four options:

Option 1: Thursdays, June 11 and 18, 4–5:30 pm
Option 2: Thursdays, June 11 and 18, 7:30–9 pm
Option 3: Sundays, June 14 and 21, 11 am–12:30 pm
Option 4: Thursdays, August 13 and 20, 7:30–9 pm*
Option 5: Thursdays, August 13 and 20, 5–6:30 pm* 
Option 6: Sundays, September 13 and 20, 5:30–7 pm*

*wait list only

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