Road Trip Close to Home: Whitney Museum of American Art
The eight floors of the Whitney Museum of American Art feature multiple exhibitions to suit everyone’s taste.
The pandemic halted many exhibitions, but as soon as the museum opened it was able to showcase New York City-based artist Salman Toor.
“He’s really known for painting these small, intimate views of the lives of young, south Asian queer men living in New York City and south Asia,” says Ambika Trasi, curatorial assistant.
Toor’s work is specifically located on the first floor.
“The show is part of the emerging artists program at the museum, which is really about, like, highlighting who is really fresh and on the scene —really young and exciting artists,” says Trasi.
There are lots of other works of art featured throughout the museum. On the eighth floor there are more than 140 photographs from the Kamoinge workshop, a collective of Black photographers that came down in New York City back in 1963. The collective aims to showcase Black and brown communities through their own viewpoints.