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Verbal and Touch Tour @ Whitney Museum
May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Verbal Description and Touch Tour
Topic: Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s
This is a second tour.
Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s
gathers paintings from the 1960s and early 1970s that inventively use bold, saturated, and even hallucinatory color to activate perception. During this
period, many artists adopted acrylic paint—a newly available, plastic-based medium—and explored its expansive technical possibilities and wider range of
hues. At the same historical moment, an emerging generation of artists of color and women explored color’s capacity to articulate new questions about perception,
specifically its relation to race, gender, and the coding of space. The exhibition looks to the divergent ways color can be equally a formal problem and
a political statement to our image culture.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (646) 666-5574 or email AccessFeedback@Whitney.org to RSVP.
To learn more about this program and the Whitney’s access services, visit whitney.org.
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.