On Sat., April 22, the Whitney Museum of American Art is offering free admission for all visitors in celebration of Earth Day. A climate-related children’s program with artist and Manhattan native Gabriela Salazar — who is currently on exhibit at the museum — will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and there are three exhibitions on view that tackle issues of climate, the Earth and environment. One exhibit is closing April 23 so this is a last chance to view it. The other two opened April 19, so are brand new.
Tickets are still required and advanced registration is encouraged. All details can be found at whitney.org/earthday.
The three shows on view are:
- “no existe un mundo poshuracán”: Last chance to see the first survey of Puerto Rican art by a major U.S. art museum in 50 years, this exhibition — which closes on April 23 — explores the aftermath of Hurricane Maria through the eyes of 20 artists from Puerto Rico or the diaspora.
- “Jaune Quick-To-See Smith: Memory Map”: The first retrospective by an Indigenous artist in the Whitney’s history, a celebration of five decades of artwork by groundbreaking artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith. The exhibition offers a new framework to consider contemporary Native American art by exploring pressing issues of land, racism and cultural preservation.
- “Josh Kline: Project for a New American Century”: The first U.S. museum survey of Josh Kline’s work, this series of immersive environments explores possible dystopian futures as a result of an overreliance on technology, among other things. A brand-new work — “Personal Responsibility” — imagines life after climate disasters through a series of fictional personal stories told through video of climate refugees.