The Burning Child: Screening and Conversation with Joseph Leo Koerner and David Breslin

SUN, Nov 17, 2019
3 pm

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In The Burning Child (2018), renowned art historian Joseph Leo Koerner confronts the mysteries, personal and historical, of a painting by his father, the artist Henry Koerner. 

The screening is followed by a conversation between Joseph Leo Koerner and David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of Curatorial Initiatives, about the film and Henry Koerner’s practice as an artist, including his paintings in the Whitney’s permanent collection.

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

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Jazz and American Art

Select Fridays, 7:30 pm

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Taking inspiration from the Whitney’s current exhibition Jason Moran, this thematic tour will trace jazz's relationship to the visual arts through key pieces from the Whitney's collection, including works by Archibald John Motley, Jr., Norman Lewis, Florine Stettheimer, and others.

Free with Museum admission.

Family Open Studio

Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am–3 pm

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Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! Join us to make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project. Families with kids of all ages are welcome.

Free with Museum admission—save time and buy your admission ticket online in advance.

The Laurie M. Tisch Education Center

For the first time in its history, the Whitney Museum has a dedicated space for education with the opening of the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Centrally located on the Museum’s Third Floor and adjacent to the Susan and John Hess Family Theater, the Education Center provides opportunities for museum educators to work in innovative ways, offering audiences drop-in programming, hands-on learning, and in-depth and interdisciplinary programming. The Laurie M. Tisch Education Center is a hub where visitors can engage with artists and enliven and enrich their museum experience.

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