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Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, presenting a full range of 20th century and contemporary work. Founded in 1930 by artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), the Museum has been collecting, preserving and exhibiting work by American artists for more than eighty years.

The Foundation proudly sponsored Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art: 1925-1945. Through approximately 200 works by sixty Mexican and American artists, this exhibition reorients art history by revealing the profound impact the Mexican muralists had on their counterparts in the United States during the early part of the last century. 

The JLGreene Foundation was also pleased to support the exhibition, Calder: Hypermobility (June 9- October 23, 2017), an exciting view of the kinetic nature of the artist’s oeuvre.

 

 


Jennifer Packer : The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing

Jennifer Packer (b. 1984), A Lesson in Longing, 2019. Oil on canvas, 108 1/2 × 137 in. (275.6 × 348 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;promised gift of Dawn and David Lenhardt P.2020.5. Photograph by Ron Amstutz. © Jennifer Packer

Jennifer Packer’s first solo museum exhibition in New York will open at the Whitney Museum of American Art on October 30, 2021.

Jennifer Packer’s intimate portraits of friends and family members are remarkable pictures that combine both memory and observation, and gather the audience into the world of her sitters. This exhibition features new paintings and rarely exhibited drawings. Packer acknowledges the choice to paint figures: ‘My inclination to paint from life is a completely political one. We belong here. We deserve to be seen and acknowledged in real time. We deserve to be heard and to be imaged with shameless generosity and accuracy’. Care is of particular concern in Packer’s portraits; what it means to represent an individual in a way that privileges their presence in the world.

Packer’s paintings were most recently seen at the Whitney in the 2019 Biennial. This solo exhibition was initiated by the Serpentine Gallery in London. The presentation at the Whitney is organized by Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator. For more information, click here.

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