Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 to open at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Lenore Tawney, Four Petaled Flower II, 1974.

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 (November 22, 2019 –January, 2021) provides new perspectives on subjects that have been central to the artists in the display, including abstraction, popular culture and feminist aesthetics. The works reveal how craft-informed techniques of making carry their own kind of knowledge, one that is crucial to a more complete understanding of the history and potential of art.

Drawn primarily from the Whitney’s permanent collection, the exhibition will include works by Ruth Asawa, Eva Hesse, Mike Kelley, Liza Lou, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine Reichek, and Lenore Tawney, as well as featuring new acquisitions by Shan Goshorn, Kahlil Robert Irving, Simone Leigh, Jordan Nassar, Erin Jane Nelson, and Mickalene Thomas.