Verbal and Touch Tour @ Whitney Museum
January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Verbal Description and Touch Tour
Topic: Laura Owens
Floor 5, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries
For more than twenty years, Los Angeles–based artist Laura Owens
has pioneered an innovative approach to painting that has made her one of the most influential artists of her generation. Her bold work challenges traditional
assumptions about figuration and abstraction, as well as the relationships among avant-garde art, craft, pop culture, and technology. This mid-career survey,
the most comprehensive of Owens’s work to date, features approximately sixty paintings from the mid-1990s until today. This tour will examine her various
experimentations with the medium.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call
or email accessfeedback@ whitney .org to RSVP.
Whitney verbal description tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision to experience the richness and diversity of twentieth- and twenty- first-century American art. Explore the Whitney’s collection or special exhibitions with a highly skilled museum educator trained to provide vivid, detailed verbal description of the works on display, while experiencing a selection
of objects through touch. Manual wheelchairs, stools, and assistive listening devices are available for all touch programs.
These free, 90-minute tours take place when the galleries are closed to the general public. Tours are held monthly as well as by request with three weeks advance notice.