Human Interest: Portraits From The Whitney's Collection

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection features more than 300 works made from 1900 to 2016 by an extraordinary range of more than 200 artists, roughly half of whom are living.

Art Exhibition previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Tuesday 26 April 2016 to Tuesday 26 April 2016

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The first reinstallation of the Whitney’s collection in its new building, the exhibition is organized in twelve thematic sections on two floors of the Museum, with works in various media installed side by side. Floor Six predominantly focused on art since 1960, while Floor Seven includes works from the first half of the twentieth century alongside more contemporary offerings. The works included in this exhibition propose diverse and often unconventional ways of representing an individual. Many artists reconsider the pursuit of external likeness—portraiture’s usual objective—within formal or conceptual explorations or reject it altogether. Some revel in the genre’s glamour and allure, while others critique its elitist associations and instead call attention to the banal or even the grotesque.

The exhibition is curated by Scott Rothkopf, Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, and Dana Miller, Richard DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Permanent Collection, with Mia Curran, curatorial assistant; Jennie Goldstein, assistant curator; and Sasha Nicholas, consulting curator.

Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection is on view to the public from April 27, 2016, through February 12, 2017.