The Whitney Presents Ninth Annual Annenberg Lecture: John Currin In Conversation With Adam D. Weinberg

NEW YORK, NY, October 9, 2013—For the 2013 Walter Annenberg Lecture, artist John Currin will speak about his work with Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney's Alice Pratt Brown Director. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, October 29, at 7 pm, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, in the Museum’s lower gallery.

Art Exhibition previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Tuesday 29 October 2013 to Tuesday 29 October 2013

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The annual lecture is given in honor of the late Walter H. Annenberg, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and former ambassador. Admission is free but registration is required. Please visit to register for seats, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


One of the few contemporary painters to focus exclusively on the figure, John Currin is among the most provocative artists of his generation. Inspired by a broad range of historical and contemporary sources, from Italian Renaissance art to twentieth-century advertisements and fashion magazines, his work both references and examines the tradition of painting itself. Over the past three decades, Currin has remained dedicated to exploring the medium, demonstrating unparalleled technical virtuosity while producing bold portraits, nudes, and genre scenes.

Born in Boulder, Colorado in 1962, John Currin currently lives and works in New York City. He received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Yale University. His work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including John Currin: Works on Paper (Des Moines Art Center, 2003, which traveled to the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado) and John Currin (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2003, which traveled to the Serpentine Gallery, London, and the Whitney Museum). He was also featured in the 2000 Biennial and several other group exhibitions at the Whitney from the 1990s through the present.

Currin’s work can be found in several major museum collections, including the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Collection, London; and Centre Pompidou, Paris.


In honor of the late Walter H. Annenberg, a noted supporter of the arts and former U.S. ambassador to Britain, the Whitney Museum of American Art established the Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture to advance this country’s understanding of its art and culture. Support for this lecture and for public programs at the Whitney Museum is provided, in part, by Jack and Susan Rudin in honor of Beth Rudin DeWoody, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Museum’s Education Committee.