Tours

Whitney Signs:
Breaking Ground: The Whitney’s Founding Collection

SAT, Jun 4, 2011
3 pm

Whitney Signs is a free American Sign Language gallery tour with voice interpretation. Join us this month for a tour of Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection at 4 pm, with a free pre-tour reception from 3–4 pm.

At the turn of the twentieth century, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an heiress and sculptor born to one of America’s wealthiest families, began to assemble a rich and highly diverse collection of modern American art. This group of objects, combined with a trove of new works purchased around the time of the Whitney Museum’s opening in 1931, came together to form the founding collection. This exhibition features a selected group of works from the approximately 1,000 objects in the Whitney’s founding collection.

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. Tickets may be picked up 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.