New York Program students and director Erol Balkan at the Whitney Museum.

Students participating in Hamilton’s fall 2017 New York City Program visited the Whitney Museum’s exhibition An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017 on Oct. 18.

The exhibition showcased artists’ perspectives on social and political issues from the 1940s to the present. Featured artists used their work as a form of activism, criticism, or inspiration to challenge established norms and stereotypes. From questions of representation to the fight for civil rights, the exhibit touched on issues that are still relevant today.

Students were given the opportunity to reflect on the evolution of protests through a guided tour at the Whitney Museum. Fiker Haile ’19 said she was grateful for a “glimpse of artists’ take on some of the most controversial political and social issues in the history of the United States and the Whitney Museum itself.”

Spending time at the Whitney offered the students a break from the otherwise economic and financial focus of the program.

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