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Art History From Home: Stories from the Collection
This series of online talks by the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows highlights works in the Museum's collection and current exhibitions to illuminate critical topics in American art from 1900 to the present. During each thirty-minute session, participants are invited to comment and ask questions through a moderated chat for a fifteen-minute Q&A following the talk. Sessions are available live only, Tuesdays at 6 pm and Thursdays at 12 pm, but topics and speakers do periodically repeat. Check back here for more sessions added regularly.

Taking an expansive view of what an icon of American art can be, this session will take a new look at the Whitney’s collection and how it developed. The art in the Museum speaks to social, political, and artistic developments that have come to define—and to complicate—the term “American” in American art history throughout the first half of the twentieth century.

Ayanna Dozier is an artist, lecturer, curator, and scholar. She recently completed her Ph.D. in art history and communication studies at McGill University. She is the author of the 33 ⅓ book on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope. She is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a lecturer in the department of communication and media studies at Fordham University.

May 27, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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