Verbal Description and Touch Tour:
Breaking Ground: The Whitney’s Founding Collection

FRI, Sep 9, 2011
11 am–12:30 pm

The Whitney Museum of American Art is pleased to invite you to a verbal description and touch tour of Breaking Ground: The Whitney’s Founding Collection. 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 features a selected group of works from the approximately 1,000 objects in the Whitney’s founding collection, including iconic paintings and sculptures by artists such as Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as works by lesser-known artists.

Admission is free; reservations are required. Please call (212) 570-7789 or email to RSVP. Participants will meet in the Whitney Museum lobby. To learn more about this program and the Whitney’s access services, visit:


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