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Thursday, November 14
Humanitarians Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi Brazilian are depicted facing each other in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.
See freestanding, outdoor paintings by eight international artists that can be viewed in the round and in dialogue with the surrounding natural and industrial landscapes, expanding the tradition of outdoor painting.
Enter a neon wonderland and identify detritus in Jason Rhoades’s large-scale installation Tijuanatanjierchandelier exploring contemporary consumer culture.
See room-size installations, autonomous sculpture, photography, and drawing in Rachel Harrison’s first full-scale survey. Her complex works—in which readymades collude with invented forms—bring together the breadth of art history, the impurities of politics, and the artifacts of pop and celebrity culture.
Boundary-bursting artist Jason Moran grounds his practice in the composition of jazz, bridging the visual and performing arts through spellbinding stagecraft. See the range of work Moran has explored, from his own sculptures and drawings to collaborations with visual artists to performances. Three mixed-media “set sculptures” pay homage to an iconic New York jazz venue. Features many performances by renowned jazz musicians and new live adaptations of works made with his most significant artistic collaborators.
Experience cutting edge technology including virtual reality demos and an immersive, interactive digital art room in a spacious, high-design spot with a French cafe.
Friday, November 15
See bold, often interactive modern contemporary art in a gorgeous modern building with a stunning view of the Hudson River.
Saturday, November 16
The Whitney invites families with kids on the autism spectrum to join a sensory-friendly guided tour. Explore the Museum before the galleries open to the general public and create art in a hands-on studio activity. This event is free but online registration is required.
Curated by celebrated jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran and Whitney performance curator Adrienne Edwards, this series of live in-gallery performances presented over nine weekends features cross-generational artists performing within Moran’s three mixed-media “set sculptures" paying homage to an iconic New York jazz venue. Get tickets online in advance. Includes museum admission.