CAA Arts Access Event: Tour of the Whitney Biennial 2017

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CAA Arts Access Event: Tour of the Whitney Biennial 2017

Date and time 
May 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Visual Arts
Event type 
Arts Access Event
Alumni Artist Event

$20 includes Museum Admissions and fully guided tour led by a Whitney Teaching Fellow

The Whitney Museum
Between Washington Street and 10th Avenue
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
United States

Join CAA Arts Access and Columbia University School of the Arts for a guided tour of this year's Whitney Biennial.

The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial is an exhibition that takes place every two years and aims to highlight the work of lesser known contemporary artists of our time. The museum recently announced the 63 artists who will be featured in this year’s Whitney Biennial, and the list includes eleven Columbia University alumni and faculty. Six graduate and two undergraduate alumni, and three faculty members from the School of the Arts Visual Arts department are among the group of artists whose work will be shown.

The graduate alumni are: Dana Schutz '02SOA, Noah Fischer '04SOA, Tommy Hartung '06SOA, Kerstin Brätsch '07SOA, Debo Eilers '07SOA, Samara Golden '09SOA, and undergraduate alumni, Ajay Kurian '06CC and Imani Jacqueline Brown ‘10CC; as well as a current member of the adjunct faculty and alumna, Leigh Ledare '08SOA; and Professors Aliza Nisenbaum and Jon Kessler.

This will be the first Whitney Biennial held in the new location. The new Whitney, located between the High Line and the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, was designed by Renzo Piano, the architect at the helm of Columbia’s Manhattanville campus set to open its first buildings this spring.

Please arrive at 10:45 a.m. to check-in with Columbia University staff. Our tours are scheduled for 11:00 a.m and 11:15 a.m. The tours will begin promptly. Ticket price includes museum admission and guided tour. Please note all sales are final and non-refundable.

About the Whitney Biennial

The formation of self and the individual’s place in a turbulent society are among the key themes reflected in the work of the artists selected for the 2017 Whitney Biennial. The exhibition includes sixty-three participants, ranging from emerging to well-established individuals and collectives working in painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film and video, photography, activism, performance, music, and video game design.

The Whitney Biennial is the longest running survey of contemporary art in the United States, with a history of exhibiting the most promising and influential artists and provoking lively debate. The 2017 Biennial is the Museum’s seventy-eighth in a continuous series of Annual and Biennial exhibitions initiated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932. It is the first to be held in the Whitney’s downtown home at 99 Gansevoort Street, and the largest ever in terms of gallery space. The 2017 Whitney Biennial is co-curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks.

For more information, visit the exhibition page here.