The Whitney Museum has announced a mini-festival of special talks and events in conjunction with their exhibition devoted to the work of recently canonized Gnostic Saint, Harry Everett Smith, called “My Harry.” The posted description says:
“My Harry is a three-day convening of some of Harry Smith’s devoted friends and aficionados, all of whom have championed the unclassifiable artist, filmmaker, musicologist, and collector since his death in 1991. A crucial countercultural figure in twentieth-century America, Smith’s peculiar legacy has long been obscured by the vastness of his endeavors, the scarcity of his surviving work, and his own purposefully laid misdirections. This mini-festival celebrates Smith’s eclectic life and serpentine pursuits with a series of talks, conversations, listening sessions, screenings, games, and live music. The presenters delve into Smith’s encyclopedic and esoteric interests which include the occult, paper airplanes, string figures, animation, field recordings, folk music, and so much more.
With contributions from: Carol Bove, Ali Dineen, Bradley Eros, Raymond Foye, April & Lance Ledbetter, James Inoli Murphy, Rani Singh, Philip Smith, Peter Stampfel, Charles Stein, Anne Waldman, and others.
Events on Saturday, December 9 are for all-ages and include activities for families with kids.
Floor 3, Theater
Friday, December 8, 5:30–9:30 pm
Saturday, December 9, 11:30 am–6 pm
Sunday, December 10, 11:30 am–6 pm
For more info or to purchase tickets: https://whitney.org/events/my-harry-smith