Join Us This Thursday at 6pm to Celebrate Roy Lichtenstein’s 100th Birthday and Unveil Our Latest Plaque
The transformative pop artist Roy Lichtenstein would have turned 100 this Friday. In anticipation of that milestone and to mark the opening of his former home and studio as the new home of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Village Preservation and the Whitney will be unveiling a plaque honoring Lichtenstein on the building at 745 Washington Street (near Bethune Street). We’ll be joined by speakers including Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Dorothy Lichtenstein, President of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and the widow of the late artist.
This is our 23rd plaque unveiling. Our program has honored and marked the homes of local figures from Jane Jacobs to James Baldwin and Jean-Michel Basquiat; Allen Ginsberg to Charles Mingus; Frank O’Hara to Frank Stella; and Martha Graham to Lorraine Hansberry. The unveiling ceremony is open to all, but we request you register to ensure we can accommodate all.