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ONLINE Open Studio From Home: Sari Dienes

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  • Mar. 13, 2021, 11am
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Embracing the streets of downtown Manhattan as her studio, Sari Dienes used ink brayers and large rolls of paper or Webril (a cotton-based material used in the medical industry) to create rubbings, capturing the striking impressions of subway grates, pavement cracks, and maintenance hole covers. In H.P.F.S., named after the abbreviation for “high pressure fire service” pictured in the composition, Dienes recorded the textures of the city she was drawn to.

Together, we will examine the various surfaces that exist in our surroundings––like the woven fibers of a blanket or the delicate leaves of a house plant. Then we will create a composition of rubbings from the textures in our homes!

––Thin paper like printer paper or tracing paper
––Thick paper like cardstock or watercolor paper
––Glue stick
––Color options (Crayons, Chalk, Oil pastels)

About Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St.

Meatpacking District, NY


  • Standard hours: Sunday-Monday, Wednesday-Thursday, 10:30am-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 10:30am-10pm

  • The Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum's key resource. The Museum's signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art.

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