Tours

ASL Tour:
Real/Surreal

FRI, Nov 18, 2011
6 pm

Join us for a free tour in American Sign Language of Real/Surreal, without voice interpretation. The tour begins at 7 pm, with a free pre-tour reception from 6–7 pm.

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.

Please note: we regret that complimentary tickets will no longer be available for ASL students. Museum staff/interpreters will not be able to sign student assignments.

Admission to tour and reception is free. Registration is required; RSVP to asl_tours@whitney.org. Please pick up your tickets at the check-in location in the Museum lobby.

The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.