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Courses & Workshops

Crash Courses on Contemporary Art

Location: Floor Eight, Tom and Diane Tuft Trustee Room

Drawing on works in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, this series of intensive, single-session courses, led by noted experts, will offer participants an overview of the artistic questions and strategies shaping the practices of artists today.

Participants are welcome to register for individual sessions or for the entire series.

Crash Course on Contemporary Art: Sculpture and Installation
Saturday, May 6
2 pm–4 pm
Instructor: Paula Burleigh is a Joan Tisch Senior Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a PhD candidate in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center. Paula has taught adult education courses at the Museum of Modern Art, as well as undergraduate courses in Art History and the History of Photography at CUNY Baruch College, Hunter College, and Bard High School Early College. 

Crash Course on Contemporary Art: Photography and the Moving Image
Saturday, May 13
2 pm–4 pm
Instructor: Soyoung Yoon is Program Director and Assistant Professor of Art History & Visual Studies at the Department of the Arts, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School. She is also a Visiting Faculty at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program [ISP].

Crash Course on Contemporary Art: Painting
Saturday, May 20 SOLD OUT
2 pm–4 pm
Instructor: Suzanne Hudson is Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. Her previous books include Robert Ryman: Used Paint and Contemporary Art: 1989–Present, and she is a regular contributor to Artforum.

Series: $300 non-members; $250 members

Individual session: $120 non-members; $90 members

Please email courses@whitney.org with any inquiries about this course.

Shara Hughes (b. 1981), In The Clear, 2016. Oil and dye on canvas, 68 x 60 in. (172.7 x 152.4 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist and Rachel Uffner, New York
 

Shara Hughes (b. 1981), In The Clear, 2016. Oil and dye on canvas, 68 × 60 in. (172.7 × 152.4 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist and Rachel Uffner, New York