The Whitney Museum of American Art is pleased to invite you to a verbal description and touch tour of Real/Surreal. Please join us for a small group tour when the Museum is closed to the general public. Whitney verbal description tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their companions to experience the richness and diversity of twentieth and twenty-first century American art through vivid description and tactile opportunities.
This exhibition, drawn entirely from the deep holdings of the Whitney Museum’s permanent collection, will focus on the tension and overlap between two strong currents in twentieth century art. Although the term “realism” has many facets, a basic connection to the observable world underlies all of them; the subversion of reality through the imagination and the subconscious lies at the heart of Surrealism. Yet there are convergences in these different and even oppositional approaches to experience, and they encourage new ways of looking at the art of the twenties, thirties, and forties in America.
Admission is free; reservations are required. Please call (212) 570-7789 or email AccessFeedback@whitney.org to RSVP. Participants will meet in the Whitney Museum lobby. To learn more about this program and the Whitney’s access services, visit: http://whitney.org/Education/Access.