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<p>Robert Longo, The Whale (The United States Capitol), 2012-2013

Robert Longo, The Whale (The United States Capitol), 2012-2013, charcoal on seven sheets of paper mounted to aluminum, Gift of Clifford Ross, 2023.6.1.a-g

Canceled—Robert Longo: The Whale (United States Capitol)

Looking Closely

  • Saturday, June 24, 2023
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
  • East Building, Ground Level - Art Information Desk
  • Talks
  • In-person

This talk will focus on The Whale (United States Capitol), a monumental drawing from Robert Longo’s Engines of State. This installation features the renowned buildings that house the three branches of the United States government. Explore Longo’s idea that “Art is an attempt to try to understand our own contemporary situation through making images” through conversation and close looking. Led by staff from the Department of Interpretation.