SoCal | Behind-the-Scenes Tour – Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

June 3 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

exterior shot of the Benton Museum

Please join us for a private behind-the-scenes and gallery tour of the new Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College. The Benton Museum is a space for the region’s most compelling and innovative exhibitions. Building on a long tradition of excellence at the alma mater of such artistic pioneers such as James Turrell, Helen Pashgian and Chris Burden, the BMA will host the next wave of groundbreaking artists and offer a state-of-the-art site for a growing permanent collection, ranging from Native American art to Renaissance panel paintings to works by such artists as Karl Benjamin, Rico Lebrun and José Clemente Orozco. Senior Curator, Rebecca McGrew will provide us with a tour of the permanent collection galleries as well as their current exhibitions. Steve Comba, Associate Director & Registrar will provide us with a behind-the-scenes portion of the tour of the museums’ collection spaces.

This program is open to ArtTable members only for $15. Space is limited.

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Masks required indoors for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.

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First-floor spaces and The Commons are accessible to people with mobility aids. Artist studios are currently accessible only by stairs. Please prepare accordingly. Note that there is a steep hill from the MUNI 76X bus stop up to the Headlands campus.

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Headlands Center for the Arts is located at 944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito, CA.

The center is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. Please find directions here to reach Headlands Center for the Arts by car, bicycle, bus or ferry.

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About the Speakers

Rebecca McGrew is the Senior Curator at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College. Her current exhibitions include Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe (2020-21, co-curated with Irene Tsatsos, Armory Center for the Arts), Sadie Barnette: Legacy & Legend (2021, co-curated with Ciara Ennis, Pitzer College Art Galleries); Alia Ali: Project Series 53 (2020-21), and Helen Pashgian: New Work (2020-21).

McGrew is the recipient of the Fellows of Contemporary Art’s 2020 Curator’s Award, a Getty Curatorial Research Fellowship (2007), and Getty Foundation grants under the Pacific Standard Time initiatives in 2009–11 and 2014–16. McGrew has held curatorial positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. She received her B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. in art history from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Future exhibitions include Each Day Begins with the Sun Rising: Four Artists from Hiroshima (2022), Christina Fernandez: Under the Sun (2022), Kameelah Janaan Rasheed: Worshipping at the Altar of Certainty (2022, Williams College Museum of Art), June Harwood: A Retrospective (2023), and Fred Eversley (2024, co-curated with Glenn Phillips as part of Getty Foundation’s PST).

Recent exhibitions include Todd Gray: Euclidean Gris Gris (2019-20); Marcia Hafif: A Place Apart (2018); Project Series 52: Hayv Kahraman (2018); and Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco (2017). She has organized many other exhibitions including the award-winning and critically acclaimed It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969–1973 (2011–12, co-curated with Glenn Phillips).

Steve Comba is the Associate Director/Registrar at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona
College. He received his BA from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara and his
MFA from Claremont Graduate University. In addition to being a practicing studio artist, he has
also worked in the museum field for the past 36 years. His experience in the field includes
administrative, registrarial, and curatorial projects ranging from historical to contemporary art. In
2011, he designed and opened the Native American Collection Study Center at Pomona College.
In 2012 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Western Museums Association. In 2015
he was awarded the Peter W. Stanley Distinguished Staff Award from Pomona College.


Thank you to ArtTable Southern California Chapter Leader Jacqueline Cabrera for organizing this program.

Image: The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

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Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

20 West Bonita Avenue
Claremont, California 91711 United States
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Dallas-Fort Worth | Curator-led Tour of ‘Women Painting Women’ at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

May 24 @ 10:00 am

Painting by Amy Sherald - a woman in a blue dress leans agains a yellow bicycle. She stands in front of a white picket fence with sunflowers growing around it.

Join Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Chief Curator Andrea Karnes for a special tour of Women Painting Women, a thematic exhibition featuring 46 female artists who choose women as subject matter in their works.

This presentation, international in scope, includes evocative portraits that span the late 1960s to the present. All place women—their bodies, gestures, and individuality—at the forefront, conceiving new ways to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of women.

Admission:

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  • Member Guests/Non-Members – $25

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Parking spaces for disabled visitors are reserved in the museum parking lot by the main entrance.

Museum entrances are wheelchair accessible. The Museum offers wheelchairs free of charge to visitors at Coat Check on a first-come, first-served basis. Portable stools are also available upon request.

All public areas, including galleries, auditorium, restrooms, elevators, education studio, Café Modern, and the Modern Shop are accessible to people who use mobility aids and wheelchairs.

The Museum welcomes service animals.

If you would like more information about accessibility or need accommodations for this program, please email Haley at programs@arttable.org.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell Street in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, approximately 2 miles west of downtown Fort Worth and 3 miles north of Texas Christian University. Limited parking is available on the premises.

  • Free parking is available in the museum parking lots.
  • Paid parking is available in the Platinum Parking lot across from the Modern on University Drive.
  • Paid parking is available in the Will Rogers Memorial Center Lot and Garage, at Lancaster and Gendy Streets.
  • Crockett Row parking garages, located on Morton, Currie, and Crockett Streets, are available for four hours free with validation, available at the Museum's admission desk.
  • Trinity Metro (Route 2W, 53, and The Dash), Uber, Lyft, taxis, and Fort Worth Bike Share also offer easy, cost-effective alternatives to driving your own car to the museum.
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Curator Andrea Karnes seated at a deskAbout the Curator

Chief Curator Andrea Karnes has been part of the Museum team since beginning her career in the early 1990s. She has built a record of critically acclaimed exhibitions and acquisitions. As head of the curatorial department, she directs the Modern’s exhibition program, organizes special exhibitions, coordinates with guest curators, direct acquisitions, and oversees the installation of the Museum’s renowned permanent collection.

Exhibitions organized by Karnes include Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera, KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS, México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, Hubbard/Birchler: No Room to Answer, Pretty Baby, Pierre Huyghe: One Million + Kingdoms, and Julie Bozzi: Landscapes.

As curator of the Modern’s FOCUS series, Karnes organized thirty solo exhibitions featuring the work of Jeff Elrod, Teresita Fernández, KAWS, Vera Lutter, Barry McGee, Cornelia Parker, Erik Parker, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Gary Simmons, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Kehinde Wiley, among many others.

Karnes has been instrumental in the Modern’s program of acquisitions for the permanent collection.


Thank you to ArtTable Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Leaders Laurie Ann Farrell and Louky Keijsers Koning for organizing this program.

Image: Amy Sherald, A Midsummer Afternoon Dream, 2020, Oil on canvas, 106 x 101 inches, Private collection © Amy Sherald. Courtesy the Artist and Hauser & Wirth, Photo by Joseph Hyde

Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107 United States
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May 24
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DC | Alexandria Art Tour – Artist Talk with Blu Murphy & Public Art Viewing

May 21 @ 11:30 am

Neon art installation that says 'I love you'; artwork by Blu Murphy

Join us for an art tour in Alexandria, VA led by Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Curator of Exhibitions Leslie Mounaime.

We will meet at Old Town Alexandria Waterfront Park to view and learn more about the “I Love You” public art installation by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R&R STUDIO. From there we will make our way into the Torpedo Factory to see Target Gallery’s solo exhibition “LE DRIP: The Uncontainable Sauce of Black Essence” by artist Blu Murphy. Attendees will enjoy a private talk with the artist to learn more about the exhibition and her process. We will then have the option to continue on a walkthrough of studios and galleries in the Torpedo Factory Art Center with Leslie.

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  • ArtTable Members – $10
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Face masks are recommended to wear inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center and some studios require it, so guests should come prepared (though extras will be available in the gallery should that be necessary). This is subject to change but at this time masks are recommended while inside.

There are handicapped parking spots directly in front of Waterfront Park, as well as the Torpedo Factory, which may be accessed by turning left from Prince St. We will be walking a short 2 minute walk from the park to the Torpedo Factory (about 400 ft) and then the TFAC itself has accessible entrances from the waterfront, which we will use.

Accessible bathrooms are available at the TFAC, as well as a freight elevator if needed. We recommend people bring mobility aids as necessary. A wheelchair is available and must be requested in advance so the venue can prepare.

You may find more accessibility information on the Torpedo Factory website here.

Driving / Ride-share - There is garage and street parking available, as well as free 2 hour street parking further down Union St by Founders Park (other side of the TFAC).

Metro - You may travel via the blue or yellow line metro and get off at the King St Metro station. There is a free trolley that will come pick people up and drop them off at City Hall which is about 2/3 blocks away from the TFAC. It’s about a 20 minute walk on foot from King St Station.

Water Taxi - The water taxi will drop you off at the harbor directly behind the Torpedo Factory, simply exit to the left and walk toward Waterfront Park with the large “I Love You” installation (about 400-500 ft).


About the Speakers

Headshot of Leslie MounaimeLeslie Mounaime (she/her) is an art historian and curator with a master’s in art history with a focus in contemporary art and post-colonialist theory from George Mason University. As a curator she is interested in themes of identity and our relationships with ourselves, other people, and the world around us. Leslie has been the Curator of Exhibitions at the Torpedo Factory Art Center since 2016, where she focuses on supporting emerging and mid-career artists with professional exhibition opportunities. In addition to this, she manages the Post-Graduate Residency artist program, an artist residency that supports recently graduated BFA or MFA students with studio space and networking opportunities. Prior to that, she worked in contemporary art venues such as Artisphere and Art Whino. She also earned a bachelor’s in art history from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a member of ArtTable DC since 2018.

Blu Murphy seated in front of a colorful paintingBrandy “Blu” Murphy (she/her) is a Washington, D. C. based artist is known for capturing the strength of her subjects through photography and utilizing graffiti, texture, and color to tell the story of disenfranchised African-Americans who are often unheard and unseen and showcasing them as works of art.

About the art

I Love You
On view March – November, 2022
The City of Alexandria presents its newest public art installation, I Love You, in Alexandria’s Waterfront Park (1 Prince St.). This new temporary installation by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R&R STUDIOS is the fourth in the Site See: New Views in Old Town annual public art series.

LE DRIP: The Uncontainable Sauce of Black Essence
Exhibition Dates: April 23 – July 17, 2022
LE DRIP: The Uncontainable Sauce of Black Essence is a solo exhibition by Washington, DC based artist Blu Murphy, Target Gallery’s 2022 solo exhibition recipient. The LE DRIP series is a group of mixed media portraits created as a tribute to the black community and celebrates the essence, beauty, and magic of this resilient and often undervalued group of people. The subject matters included in this series are elementary and middle school students who attend a title one school in southeast D. C., where the artist also teaches arts education.


Special thanks to ArtTable member Leslie Mounaime for helping to organize this program.

Image: I Love You installation by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R&R Studios; artwork by Blu Murphy

Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

1 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 United States

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New York | ArtTable Reception and Tour at VOLTA New York

May 19 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

A woman gestures to a painting

Please join us for a private brunch reception and tour at VOLTA New York!

Take advantage of this great opportunity to meet your fellow ArtTable members during Frieze Week in New York City. Enjoy a delicious array of brunch items while mingling with your fellow members, followed by a highlights tour focused on women artists and gallerists exhibiting at the fair.

This program is currently open to ArtTable members and guests only.
Your ticket covers general access to the fair, early private access to the reception, and refreshments.

Admission:

  • ArtTable Members – $55
  • Member Guests – $65

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In accordance with The New York Health Department guidance, in order to access the fair:

  • All visitors aged 12 and over must provide proof of full course COVID-19 vaccination completed at least 14 days ahead of their visit
  • All visitors aged 5-11 must provide proof of at least one course of COVID-19 vaccination completed at least 14 days ahead of their visit
  • All visitors aged 18 and over must also provide appropriate photo identification matching the name on the vaccination proof
  • In addition, all visitors aged 2 and over shall wear a face mask
  • All WHO vaccines will be recognised if the full course has been completed more than 14 days before visiting the fair: Moderna, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, J&J. We strongly recommend that visitors who are eligible for their booster vaccine ensure they receive it before attending the fair.
  • Please note, since national guidance can change, VOLTA reserves the right to modify the required documents and protocols at any time. Please check back ahead of your visit.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and an elevator is available. 548 West spreads over three floors.

Please email Haley at programs@arttable.org if you have any questions about accessibility or require specific accommodations. 

VOLTA New York 2022 will take place at 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, an approximately 10 minute walk from The Shed, where Frieze New York will be taking place concurrently. The nearest subway station is 23rd Street (A, C, E), an approximately 17 minute walk to the fair. The venue is also easily accessible by car, though parking may be limited.

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About VOLTA

Operating as a beacon for creative discovery, VOLTA New York is the American incarnation of the original Basel fair since debuting in New York in 2008. VOLTA will return to New York from May 18 – 22, 2022 at 548 West 22nd Street, the former Dia Building and Hauser & Wirth gallery space. The fair welcomes a vibrant cohort of over 50 national and international galleries, both new and returning to the New York edition.

VOLTA Art Fair fosters galleries in staging ambitious solo and group presentations, refining the experience to its essential elements: the artists and their work. This focus on compelling visual statements by up-and-coming and established artists cultivates a vibrant and approachable environment of discovery for the engaged collector.


Image: VOLTA New York, Courtesy of VOLTA

VOLTA New York

548 West 22nd Street
New York, New York 10011 United States
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May 19
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New York | Private Tour of TEFAF New York

May 7 @ 3:30 pm

Entryway to TEFAF New York

Please join us for a private behind-the-scenes tour of TEFAF New York Spring, taking place this year from May 6-10.

As the world’s most prestigious and vibrant art market, New York City provides the ideal setting for a TEFAF fair outside of Maastricht. The fair is proud to present the eighth edition of TEFAF New York at the Park Avenue Armory, May 6–10, 2022. The historic Park Avenue Armory is a prime Manhattan location and setting for the world’s leading art dealers to showcase their work.

Click here to view more information about the fair and this year’s exhibitors.

Admission:

  • ArtTable Members – $30
  • Member Guests – $45

Your ticket includes one-day access to the fair and the private group tour (a value of over $100).

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To provide the safest and the best experience possible for exhibitors, visitors and staff, TEFAF organisers are doing everything they can to follow the current COVID-19 capacity rules and guidelines from the State, the City of New York, CDC and the Park Avenue Armory.

All ticket holders above the age of 5 years old must be fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” means that you received your final dose of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine at least 14 days before your entrance date. At check-in, ticket-holders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the NEW YORK STATE EXCELSIOR PASS or a hard copy or photo of your vaccination card) and a government-issued photo ID (for ticket holders 18 years of age or older). In addition, all guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully-vaccinated adult.

Please do not come to the Armory if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 10 days, or have been in close contact with someone infected with or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.

In addition to the precautions taken above, all patrons and staff are required to wear masks while inside the Armory (N95, KN95 or KF94 masks are recommended). To provide outside ventilation and air filtration, the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is equipped with large air handlers with MERV 8 and MERV 14 filters that exceeding the government standards for filtration. Nonetheless, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. Those attending events at the Armory do so at their own risk.

For more information on health & safety regulations, as well as general conditions for visiting the fair, please visit the TEFAF website.

The Park Avenue Armory is accessible for visitors with wheelchairs and other mobility assisting devices.

For individuals requiring assisted access, a sidewalk-level entrance is available at 103 East 66th Street, located just east of Park Avenue. Patrons can ring the service bell when they arrive or can arrange prior to arrival by calling the main security desk at (212) 616-3950, Ext. 1. Assisted Living Devices may be available upon request. Please call the Box Office for information on accessible seating for performances at (212) 933-5812.

Please email us at programs@arttable.org or call 917-409-7793 if you need assistance.

The Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Avenue and is easily accessible by car and public transportation. Click here for directions from your location.
The nearest subway stop is 68 St - Hunter College (6). The PAA is approximately a 3 minute walk away.
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Colony Parking Garage
30 East 65th Street
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155 East 68th Street
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166 East 67th Street
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Image: TEFAF New York entryway, courtesy of TEFAF


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TEFAF New York at the Park Avenue Armory

643 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10065 United States
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Metro Atlanta | MeetAT at Atlanta Contemporary

May 5 @ 6:00 pm

Exterior shot of Atlanta Contemporary with a crowd gathered, mingling

Join ArtTable’s Metro Atlanta chapter at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center for cocktails and networking! Current and prospective ArtTable members are welcome. Attendees receive access to the museum and one free drink ticket. Attendees will also have access to view the rest of the museum.

This program is free and open to current and prospective ArtTable members.

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The wearing of masks indoors at Atlanta Contemporary is now optional. If you have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19 or believe you may be symptomatic, please stay home. These recommendations are based on CDC guidelines.

Most entrances, galleries, restrooms, and outdoor areas at Atlanta Contemporary are accessible via wheelchair, except for the Chute Space gallery and the second-floor studios affiliated with the Studio Artist Program, which can only be reached via stairs.

Located in Atlanta’s historic Westside corridor, Atlanta Contemporary sits adjacent to the Georgia Tech campus and just minutes from the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, and midtown and downtown hotels and restaurants.

Atlanta Contemporary
535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Public Transit
You can reach Atlanta Contemporary via MARTA. Visit MARTAGuide.com for help in planning your trip. You can also visit the museum via the free shuttle service provided by Georgia Tech. Find out more at pts.gatech.edu or click here for a map.

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Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.

Image: Courtesy of Atlanta Contemporary

Thank you to ArtTable Metro Atlanta Chapter Leaders Lauren Jensen and Waduda Muhammad for organizing this program.

Atlanta Contemporary

535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318 United States
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NoCal | MeetAT at ‘Neon Was Never Brighter: A Glimpse Into The Future’

April 30 @ 3:00 pm

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Join ArtTable’s Northern California chapter for a MeetAT at Neon Was Never Brighter: A Glimpse Into The Future. This is the first-ever contemporary art festival in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Experience more than 20 activations and works by artists in social practice, film, music, dance, performance, and visual arts—all highlighting Chinatown’s arts and history, or presaging new beginnings and future prosperities. 

Our afternoon will begin with an introduction by festival curator and ArtTable member Candace Huey, and a meet and greet with the participating artists. Attendees will also receive a sample of breakout perfumer Yosh Han’s “longevity scent” and other themed goodies and refreshments.

At 4 PM, a healing art procession will perform acts of light, hope, and joy for Chinatown spaces that have suffered through the last two years. The festival continues until 10pm with art activations, performances, and a fashion show, to be explored on your own. Click here to view the full schedule of events!

This program is free and open to members and non-members.


About the Festival

The festival is presented by Chinatown Media and Arts Collaborative (CMAC), a unique art nonprofit established by 6 AAPI organizations including Chinese for Affirmative Action, Center for Asian American Media, Chinatown Community Development Center, Chinese Culture Center & Foundation of San Francisco, Chinese Historical Society of America and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.

Image: Neon Was Never Brighter logo

Chinatown, San Francisco

800 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, California United States
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DC | Exhibition Tour – ‘Afro-Atlantic Histories’ at the National Gallery of Art, with curators Kanitra Fletcher and Molly Donovan

April 26 @ 10:00 am

Artwork by Zanele Muholi

Please join us for a tour of Afro-Atlantic Histories at the National Gallery of Art, led by curators Kanitra Fletcher and Molly Donovan.

For centuries, artists have told and retold the complex histories of the African Diaspora. The exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories explores this enduring legacy through a wide range of works of art inspired by the historical experiences and cultural formations of Black and African people since the 17th century. More than 130 powerful works, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, and time-based media by artists from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean, bring these narratives to life. This exhibition was initially presented as Histórias Afro-Atlânticas in 2018 by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo in Brazil.

For additional information about the exhibition and related programming, visit the National Gallery of Art website.

This program is free for ArtTable members and non-members.

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Face Masks

Beginning March 11, face masks are optional at the National Gallery but are encouraged.

Vaccination

At this time, no proof of vaccination is required for entry or dining.

Health Self-Check

Please help protect other museum visitors and staff by conducting on the day of the scheduled visit, prior to entry, a self-check of your health and the health of anyone planning to visit the National Gallery with you. If you or anyone in your group answers “yes” to any of the questions below, you must reschedule your visit for another day.

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Do you live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days? Note: Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period and/or having direct contact with mucus or saliva.
  • In the last 48 hours, have you had any of the following symptoms?
  • Fever (100.3˚F or higher) or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. Visitors to the National Gallery voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure.

Everyone is welcome at the National Gallery of Art. The museum is committed to making the collection, buildings, and programs accessible to all audiences.

Arriving & Parking

The 6th Street entrance to the West Building and the 4th Street entrance to the East Building have ramps to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers, and elevators at these entrances provide access to galleries and public areas. To provide an address for MetroAccess Paratransit, please use 201 6th Street NW for the West Building or 150 4th Street NW for the East Building.

Limited parking is set aside for vehicles bearing appropriate tags or placards for visitors with disabilities on the 4th Street Plaza outside of the East Building.

While the East Building is temporarily closed through June 2022, the museum encourages anyone who plans to use these parking spots to first drop off visitors with limited mobility at the 6th Street entrance to the West Building prior to parking. See more info about getting there.

Wheelchair Access

Visitors may borrow wheelchairs at all entrances on a first-come, first-served basis for use within the East and West Buildings. The two buildings are connected by an underground moving walkway. All public spaces and facilities are accessible by elevator. If you require assistance, please ask a security officer.

Visitors who need assistance standing for long periods are asked to bring a wheelchair or use one of the limited number of wheelchairs the National Gallery has made available.

Please note: for elevator access throughout the East Building, there are two available elevators outside of Tower 1 and Tower 2. For elevator access from the East Building Ground, Mezzanine, Upper Levels, or Towers to the Concourse Level or West Building, please use the elevator outside of Tower 2. A larger elevator, located in Tower 1, is also available and provides access to all levels of the East Building

Service Dogs

Service dogs are permitted in the East and West Buildings as well as in the Sculpture Garden.

Assistive Listening Devices

East Building auditoriums and the West Building Lecture Hall are equipped with listening enhancement systems. The receivers and neck loops necessary to use these systems can be borrowed from Information Desks in the East Building (near the entrance) or West Building (6th Street and Constitution Avenue entrance).

Please email programs@arttable.org if you require additional accessibility information for this program.

The National Gallery of Art campus is located between 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565.
Metrobus and Metrorail
The museum is located near several Metrorail stops, the closest at Archives–Navy Memorial–Penn Quarter on the Green and Yellow lines. Metrobuses stop along 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Circulator Bus
The Washington D.C. Circulator Bus runs between the city's main attractions and some of the more popular neighborhoods for visitors. Circulator Bus fare is $1 per person. The museum is located on the National Mall route.
Capital Bikeshare
A Capital Bikeshare station is located near the East Building at 4th Street and Madison Drive, NW.
Parking
We encourage you to take advantage of public transportation. There is no public parking facility at the National Gallery, though limited parking is set aside for visitors with disabilities whose vehicles have the appropriate tags or placards. Parking is available on surrounding streets and in commercial garages.

Thank you to the Shelley Langdale, ArtTable DC Member, for organizing this program.

Image: Zanele Muholi, Ntozahke II, (Parktown), 2016, photographic wall mural from digital files, sheet: 355.6 x 254 cm (140 x 100 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund, 2021.88.1, © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of the artist, Yancey Richardson, New York, and Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg


About the Curators

Headshot of Kanitra FletcherKanitra Fletcher is the Associate Curator of African American and Afro-Diasporic Art, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art. Fletcher is responsible for guiding the museum’s collection of African American art. Prior to joining the National Gallery, Fletcher worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she oversaw the presentation of such major traveling exhibitions as Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, and began the co-organization of the U.S. iteration of Afro-Atlantic Histories, an exhibition that was first conceived and presented by the Museum de Arte São Paulo in Brazil. The exhibition was displayed at the MFA, Houston in fall 2021/winter 2022 and is now open at the National Gallery. Fletcher has published essays in books and journals and presented research at international conferences on Afro-diasporic art as it relates to politics of the body, gender, and labor as well as aesthetics and the avant-garde. Institutions where she previously worked include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Since 2013, she has curated an ongoing video art series for Landmarks public art program at the University of Texas at Austin. Fletcher received a B.A. in English Literature from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, an M.A. in Latin American Studies with concentrations in Art History and Brazilian Studies from University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in History of Art from Cornell University.

Headshot of Molly Donovan

Molly Donovan is curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art, where she has worked since 1993. Together with NGA colleagues Kanitra Fletcher and Steven Nelson, Molly has co-curated Afro-Atlantic Histories which opened on April 10, 2022, at the National Gallery following its debut at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and an earlier iteration in São Paulo, Brazil. Donovan’s notable recent projects include the monographic exhibition of work by Lynda Benglis, drawn from the National Gallery’s collections which just closed in January, and the major show featuring British sculptor Rachel Whiteread, on which she collaborated with Tate Britain, where it opened in London in 2017 before traveling to Vienna, Austria, Washington, DC, and ultimately to the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2019. Additional exhibitions that Donovan organized include In the Tower: Barbara Kruger (2016 – 2017); Warhol: Headlines, which opened in Washington in 2011 before it travelled to Frankfurt, Rome, and Pittsburgh; and Christo and Jeanne Claude’s in the Vogel Collection in Washington and La Jolla in 2002. In 2016, Donovan inaugurated thematic installations for the contemporary collection of the National Gallery, including “Bodies of Work,” “Flow,” and “Markers and Signs.”  Her acquisitions for the National Gallery of Art have reshaped its collection to include more works by living artists, particularly women and people of color. Molly has written and lectured on numerous artists (in addition to the aforementioned)—including Janine Antoni, Byron Kim, Kimsooja, Glenn Ligon, Richard Tuttle, and Ursula von Rydingsvard—and on the subject of art in public space. She holds a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in 20th century art from the Graduate Program in the History of Art at Williams College, and a BA in English from Georgetown University.

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April 26
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Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20565 United States

Benefit Week | Tour of the Whitney Biennial

April 9 @ 3:00 pm

Whitney Biennial logo

Please join us at the Whitney Museum of American Art for a private tour of the 2022 Whitney Biennial.

The 80th edition of the biennial, entitled Quiet as It’s Kept, will showcase the work of 63 artists and collectives distributed throughout most of the museum’s space.

Quiet as It’s Kept—a colloquialism typically said before the statement of something obviously meant to be kept a secret—was selected as the title after the co-organizers, curators David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards, were inspired by the usage of the phrase in a Toni Morrison novel and as the title of a Max Roach album. ‘The 2022 biennial arrives at a time haunted by a global pandemic and plagued by ongoing racial and economic inequities and polarizing politics,’ says Adam D. Weinberg, the museum’s Alice Pratt Brown director. ‘The artists in the exhibition challenge us to consider how these realities affect our senses of self and community and offer one of the broadest and most diverse takes on art in the United States that the Whitney has offered in many years.'”

– Pili Swanson, Gotham Magazine

The Whitney Biennial is the longest-running survey of American art, and has been a hallmark of the Museum since 1932. Initiated by the Museum’s founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney as an invitational exhibition featuring artwork created in the preceding two years, the biennials were originally organized by medium, with painting alternating with sculpture and works on paper. Starting in 1937, the Museum shifted to yearly exhibitions called Annuals. The current format—a survey show of work in all media occurring every two years—has been in place since 1973. More than 3,600 artists have participated in a biennial or annual.

This is the second of two tours on Saturday, April 9. The first is at 1:30pm. Please click here if you are looking for the 1:30pm tour.

This program is $30 for ArtTable members, who may bring an additional guests for $45.
Capacity is limited.

Not a member? Join today!

Please read before registering:

Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.


When you next visit the Whitney, you’ll see that enhanced precautions are being taken for your health and well-being. Prepare for your next visit by reading these updated guidelines the Museum has put in place to make your visit as safe and stress-free as possible.

Stay at home if you are feeling sick.
Please do not visit the Museum if you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19.

Face coverings are required, even if you are vaccinated.
Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times on the premises by all visitors over the age of two. Face visors can be worn, but only in conjunction with a mask. Masks with valves will not be allowed in the Museum, due to the sustained risk of COVID-19 transmission these coverings pose; visitors who arrive wearing these coverings will be required to use a mask provided by the Whitney to gain entry.

Stay six feet apart.
Please follow all directional signage and ground markings throughout the Museum to help visitors and staff navigate galleries, stairwells, elevators, and restrooms while maintaining distances of at least six feet.

Leave large bags at home.
Coat check is not available at this time. All backpacks, shoulder bags, and strollers will need to stay with you at all times. Please note that oversized bags (larger than 11x15x5 inches) will not be permitted in the Museum. On wet days, umbrella bags will be issued.

Comply with our safety protocols.
The Museum reserves the right to require that visitors who do not follow posted safety guidelines or instructions from staff leave the premises.

Contact tracing.
The Museum may share your name and email address with a governmental health authority should that information be requested for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes. If you do not want your name or email address used for these purposes, please email privacy@whitney.org.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. The museum cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit, and all those entering the Whitney do so at their own risk as to such exposure.

Whitney staff and visitors have the right to an environment free from abusive, threatening, or inappropriate behavior. The Museum reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner.

The Whitney invites visitors to experience the richness and complexity of American art in an inclusive, welcoming environment.

Wheelchair Access
Getting here - Download a map of the area surrounding the Museum, highlighting accessible pathways from public transportation, parking facilities, and the High Line. Due to ongoing construction, some streets and sidewalks may not be accessible.

Access-a-Ride - The New York City MTA offers drop-off and pick-up service from the Whitney Museum on the corner of Washington and Gansevoort Street.

Entrance - The accessible path to the Whitney’s main entrance at 99 Gansevoort Street runs from Washington Street along the south side of the building, past the Museum's restaurant on the ground floor. The staff entrance at 555 West Street is also accessible.

Wheelchair availability - Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the admissions desk on Floor 1 or at the coat check.
Restrooms - Accessible restrooms are located on Floors -1, 3, 7, and 8. Single user/all-gender restrooms are located on Floors -1, 3, and 8.
Galleries - All levels of the Museum are accessible by elevator. Doorways to outdoor terraces are equipped with automatic openers.

Service animals - Service animals are welcome at the Whitney.

 

Assistive listening systems

Floor 1: Service locations at the admissions desk and membership desk are equipped with induction hearing loops that transmit sound directly to hearing aids equipped with a T-coil.
In the galleries: The Kaufman Gallery (Floor 5) is equipped with an induction hearing loop. To use, please switch your hearing aid to “T.”

ASL Mobile Guide tour: This engaging video tour explores iconic highlights from the Whitney’s collection in American Sign Language with closed captioning. The Mobile Guide is available for free online.
Transcripts - Transcripts are available for audio and video works with sound in the Access section of the Mobile Guide.
Synchronous mobile captioning - Synchronous mobile captioning is available for select video and sound works on view by scanning a QR code in the galleries with your mobile device, or by accessing the Mobile Guide. Many video works on view also have open captions.
Services Available By Request
American Sign Language interpretation - ASL-English interpretation is available for public programs and events upon request with five business days advance notice. To place a request, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.
Braille - Please email accessfeedback@whitney.org or call (646) 666-5574 to request English language publications in Braille. Please provide two weeks advance notice for Braille requests.
Live captioning - Live captioning is available for public programs and events upon request with five business days advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time. To place a request, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.
Verbal Description - Verbal Description is available for public programs and events upon request with two weeks advance notice. Please be advised that this accommodation is contingent upon the availability of describers. To place a request, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.

If you have access-related questions or feedback about your visit to the Whitney, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574. 

Located at 99 Gansevoort Street in Manhattan's Meatpacking District—steps away from the Hudson River Greenway and the West Side Highway—the Whitney is easily accessible by bicycle, car, and public transportation. Click here to get directions from any location.

There are numerous parking garages in the area:

There are three ICON parking facilities nearby, at 99 Jane Street, 134–36 Jane Street, and 385 West 15th Street.

Bicycle racks are available in the front of the Museum, and Citi Bike docks are located at the southwest corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets.

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Image: Whitney Biennial 2022 Logo

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
3:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,

Organizer

ArtTable National
Email:
programs@arttable.org

Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014 United States

Benefit Week | Tour of the Whitney Biennial

April 9 @ 1:30 pm

Whitney Biennial logo

Please join us at the Whitney Museum of American Art for one of two private tours of the 2022 Whitney Biennial.

The 80th edition of the biennial, entitled Quiet as It’s Kept, will showcase the work of 63 artists and collectives distributed throughout most of the museum’s space.

Quiet as It’s Kept—a colloquialism typically said before the statement of something obviously meant to be kept a secret—was selected as the title after the co-organizers, curators David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards, were inspired by the usage of the phrase in a Toni Morrison novel and as the title of a Max Roach album. ‘The 2022 biennial arrives at a time haunted by a global pandemic and plagued by ongoing racial and economic inequities and polarizing politics,’ says Adam D. Weinberg, the museum’s Alice Pratt Brown director. ‘The artists in the exhibition challenge us to consider how these realities affect our senses of self and community and offer one of the broadest and most diverse takes on art in the United States that the Whitney has offered in many years.'”

– Pili Swanson, Gotham Magazine

The Whitney Biennial is the longest-running survey of American art, and has been a hallmark of the Museum since 1932. Initiated by the Museum’s founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney as an invitational exhibition featuring artwork created in the preceding two years, the biennials were originally organized by medium, with painting alternating with sculpture and works on paper. Starting in 1937, the Museum shifted to yearly exhibitions called Annuals. The current format—a survey show of work in all media occurring every two years—has been in place since 1973. More than 3,600 artists have participated in a biennial or annual.

This is the first of two tours on Saturday, April 9. The second is at 3:00pm. Please click here if you are looking for the 1:30pm tour.

This program is $30 for ArtTable members, who may bring an additional guests for $45.
Capacity is limited.

Not a member? Join today!

Please read before registering:

Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.


When you next visit the Whitney, you’ll see that enhanced precautions are being taken for your health and well-being. Prepare for your next visit by reading these updated guidelines the Museum has put in place to make your visit as safe and stress-free as possible.

Stay at home if you are feeling sick.
Please do not visit the Museum if you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19.

Face coverings are required, even if you are vaccinated.
Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times on the premises by all visitors over the age of two. Face visors can be worn, but only in conjunction with a mask. Masks with valves will not be allowed in the Museum, due to the sustained risk of COVID-19 transmission these coverings pose; visitors who arrive wearing these coverings will be required to use a mask provided by the Whitney to gain entry.

Stay six feet apart.
Please follow all directional signage and ground markings throughout the Museum to help visitors and staff navigate galleries, stairwells, elevators, and restrooms while maintaining distances of at least six feet.

Leave large bags at home.
Coat check is not available at this time. All backpacks, shoulder bags, and strollers will need to stay with you at all times. Please note that oversized bags (larger than 11x15x5 inches) will not be permitted in the Museum. On wet days, umbrella bags will be issued.

Comply with our safety protocols.
The Museum reserves the right to require that visitors who do not follow posted safety guidelines or instructions from staff leave the premises.

Contact tracing.
The Museum may share your name and email address with a governmental health authority should that information be requested for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes. If you do not want your name or email address used for these purposes, please email privacy@whitney.org.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. The museum cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit, and all those entering the Whitney do so at their own risk as to such exposure.

Whitney staff and visitors have the right to an environment free from abusive, threatening, or inappropriate behavior. The Museum reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner.

The Whitney invites visitors to experience the richness and complexity of American art in an inclusive, welcoming environment.

Wheelchair Access
Getting here - Download a map of the area surrounding the Museum, highlighting accessible pathways from public transportation, parking facilities, and the High Line. Due to ongoing construction, some streets and sidewalks may not be accessible.

Access-a-Ride - The New York City MTA offers drop-off and pick-up service from the Whitney Museum on the corner of Washington and Gansevoort Street.

Entrance - The accessible path to the Whitney’s main entrance at 99 Gansevoort Street runs from Washington Street along the south side of the building, past the Museum's restaurant on the ground floor. The staff entrance at 555 West Street is also accessible.

Wheelchair availability - Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the admissions desk on Floor 1 or at the coat check.
Restrooms - Accessible restrooms are located on Floors -1, 3, 7, and 8. Single user/all-gender restrooms are located on Floors -1, 3, and 8.
Galleries - All levels of the Museum are accessible by elevator. Doorways to outdoor terraces are equipped with automatic openers.

Service animals - Service animals are welcome at the Whitney.

 

Assistive listening systems

Floor 1: Service locations at the admissions desk and membership desk are equipped with induction hearing loops that transmit sound directly to hearing aids equipped with a T-coil.
In the galleries: The Kaufman Gallery (Floor 5) is equipped with an induction hearing loop. To use, please switch your hearing aid to “T.”

ASL Mobile Guide tour: This engaging video tour explores iconic highlights from the Whitney’s collection in American Sign Language with closed captioning. The Mobile Guide is available for free online.
Transcripts - Transcripts are available for audio and video works with sound in the Access section of the Mobile Guide.
Synchronous mobile captioning - Synchronous mobile captioning is available for select video and sound works on view by scanning a QR code in the galleries with your mobile device, or by accessing the Mobile Guide. Many video works on view also have open captions.
Services Available By Request
American Sign Language interpretation - ASL-English interpretation is available for public programs and events upon request with five business days advance notice. To place a request, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.
Braille - Please email accessfeedback@whitney.org or call (646) 666-5574 to request English language publications in Braille. Please provide two weeks advance notice for Braille requests.
Live captioning - Live captioning is available for public programs and events upon request with five business days advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time. To place a request, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.
Verbal Description - Verbal Description is available for public programs and events upon request with two weeks advance notice. Please be advised that this accommodation is contingent upon the availability of describers. To place a request, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.

If you have access-related questions or feedback about your visit to the Whitney, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (646) 666-5574. 

Located at 99 Gansevoort Street in Manhattan's Meatpacking District—steps away from the Hudson River Greenway and the West Side Highway—the Whitney is easily accessible by bicycle, car, and public transportation. Click here to get directions from any location.

There are numerous parking garages in the area:

There are three ICON parking facilities nearby, at 99 Jane Street, 134–36 Jane Street, and 385 West 15th Street.

Bicycle racks are available in the front of the Museum, and Citi Bike docks are located at the southwest corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets.

Register Here button

Image: Whitney Biennial 2022 Logo

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
1:30 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,

Organizer

ArtTable National
Email:
programs@arttable.org

Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014 United States
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