Study Sessions: Tuesday Smillie

FRI, Apr 13, 2018
7–8:30 pm

Floor 3, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center

Study Sessions is an ongoing event series inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, an artist, writer, or cultural worker selects a work of art on view in the Whitney’s permanent collection galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape. Participants are invited to join together in open-ended discussions, and engage with creative practice. Study Sessions may take the form of workshops, listening parties, performances, readings, or film screenings. This session is led by Tuesday Smillie. Building on a history of protest signage as documented in part in the Daniel Wolf Collection of Protest Portraits in An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017, participants will be invited to construct their own signage.

Tuesday Smillie is a visual artist, living and working in New York. At the core of her work is a question about the individual and the group: the binary of inclusion and exclusion and the porous membrane between “I” and “We.” She has shown at the New Museum, the Rubin Museum, Artists Space Books & Talks, and Judson Church, with a forthcoming solo exhibitions at the Rose Art Museum and Participant Inc. Smillie was inaugurated as the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art’s first Resident Artist. She is an Art Matters grantee and has attended numerous residencies. Her work has been featured in Artforum, New York Magazine, ARTnews and Vision Magazine.

Free with Museum admission during Pay-As-You-Wish Fridays. Pre-register to skip the line.


The main entrance of the museum is accessible with elevator access to all floors. All gender restrooms are available on floors -1, 3, 5, and 8. Service animals welcome. The Hearst Artspace is equipped with induction hearing loops and infrared assistive listening systems. If you have questions about accessibility, or requests for accommodations, please email or call (212) 671 1823 (relay calls welcome). Learn more about access services.

Full Schedule

February 2, 2018
Damien Davis 

March 9, 2018
Morgan Bassichis

April 13, 2018
Tuesday Smillie

May 4, 2018
Samantha Box, Ted Kerr, and Traci C. West