The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965 at Whitney Museum of American Art, through May 8, 2022*
“This summer the Whitney debuts a complete re-installation of the Museum’s extraordinary holdings of early and mid-twentieth century American art. The Whitney’s Collection: Selectionsfrom 1900 to 1965 traces major art historical movements and genres, presenting 120 works by more than seventy artists, including Elizabeth Catlett, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Marisol, Joan Mitchell, Archibald Motley, Alice Neel, Georgia O’Keeffe, Kay Sage, and Andy Warhol. The exhibition reflects upon the enduring influence of the Museum’s history on the institution’s current mission, particularly the claim made by curator Hermon More at the opening of the Museum in 1931: ‘We look to the artist to lead the way’.” — Whitney Museum of American Art
Charles Demuth, My Egypt, 1927. Oil, fabricated chalk, and graphite pencil on composition board, 35 15/16 × 30 in. (91.3 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
This exhibition is organized by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection, with Margaret Kross, senior curatorial assistant, and Roxanne Smith, curatorial assistant.
Images courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art.
*The Whitney Museum of American Art plans to reopen to the public on September 3, 2020. The Museum will operate at no more than twenty-five percent of its total capacity to ensure proper physical distancing. Pay-what-you-wish admission will be offered to all through September 28, 2020. All visitors and members will need to reserve timed-entry tickets in advance on whitney.org.