Virtually explore the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City with Smarthistory as your guide
videos + essays
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David Wojnarowicz, Untitled (One Day This Kid . . .)
Having the young Wojnarowicz’s face disseminated as a visible queer child was a potent political symbol.
Ben Shahn, The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti
Shahn makes an not-so-subtle comparison between Christ and two Italians executed for a crime they didn’t commit.
Eva Hesse, Untitled (Rope Piece)
This sculpture was hanging in the artist’s studio at the time of her death; it can be hung in numerous ways.
Robert Morris, (Untitled) L-Beams
Are these objects the same size? Morris challenges our perception.