Whitney Biennial

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Lesson Planned


Artist: Whitney Museum of American Art, Dana Schutz

Year: 2016

Date of Action: August 2021

Region: North America

Location: New York Museum

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion


Confronting Bodies:

Description of Artwork: “The images’ continuing power, more than 60 years later, to speak about race and violence is being demonstrated once again in protests that have arisen online and at the newly opened Whitney Biennial over the decision of a white artist, Dana Schutz, to make a painting based on the photographs.”

The Incident: Protest/Challenge

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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/arts/design/painting-of-emmett-till-at-whitney-biennial-draws-protests.html? r=0&module=inline