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Verbal Description and Touch Tour: Feel the Rhythm

THU, Sep 22, 2016
6–8 pm

Floor Five, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries

To complement Stuart Davis's work, which was deeply influenced by the sounds and rhythms of jazz, award-winning pianist Justin Kauflin will provide a musical performance in the gallery. Kauflin (b. 1986), an American jazz pianist, composer, and record producer, has been blind from a hereditary disorder since age eleven. Kauflin has won the VSA International Young Soloist Award, was selected as a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2011, and has recorded two full-length albums. He is the subject of the award-winning documentary Keep On Keepin’ On, produced by Quincy Jones.

Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the exhibition through Verbal Description and Touch Tours led by expert educators, and to engage in tactile art-making inspired by Davis’s paintings. A reception will follow the program.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call (212) 671-1823 or email accessfeedback@whitney.org to RSVP.