Verbal and Touch Tour @ Whitney Museum – Calde
September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Verbal Description and Touch Tour
Calder: Hypermobility focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder. In the early 1930s, Calder invented an
entirely new mode of art, the mobile—a kinetic form of sculpture in which carefully balanced components manifest their own unique systems of movement.
These works operate in highly sophisticated ways, ranging from gentle rotations to uncanny gestures, and at times, trigger unpredictable percussive sounds.
This tour will examine examples of Calder’s work, such as early motor-driven abstractions, sound-generating Gongs, and standing and hanging mobiles.
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.