Weaving narrative and symbolic turns, the artists in our Allegory collection practice in metaphor, crafting stories that reveal truths about human existence.
Create imagined narratives with Mary Reid Kelley, view the impossible angle of a mirror perspective with Jeff Wall, and question the nature of truth and narrative with Omer Fast.
Jack Whitten can build anything
In what would be his final on-screen interview, abstract painter Jack Whitten shares how he became an artist and the inspirations driving his work over nearly six decades.
“I can build anything I want to build,” said the artist. “I’m not a narrative painter. I don’t do the idea or the painting being the illustration of an idea. It’s all about the materiality of the paint.”
New educator resources for digital films
Developed to accompany films from our Extended Play and New York Close Up series, this special collection of Educators’ Guides are available individually, by featured artist, as free downloadable resources.
Our latest Educators’ Guide features artist Doreen Garner.
Event: Artist Talk with Tanya Aguiñiga
Join us on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM E.T. for a special artist talk for educators with Tanya Aguiñiga.
An artist, designer, and craftsperson, Aguiñiga works with traditional craft materials like natural fibers and collaborates with other artists and activists to create sculptures, installations, performances, and community-based art projects. Aguiñiga’s work aspires to tell the larger and often invisible stories of the transnational community.
The program is free and will take place via Zoom.
Visit our education calendar for a list of upcoming workshops for educators.
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