Public Program

Curator Talk with Michelle White on Cy Twombly’s Treatise on the Veil

Senior Curator Michelle White will speak on Cy Twombly’s monumental painting, Treatise on the Veil (Second Version), 1970. Cy Twombly (1928–2011), one of the most important American postwar artists, engaged with mythological and poetic source material in his work, setting him apart from other artists of his time. This 33-foot-long painting, the largest single canvas of the artist’s oeuvre, is one of his most austere compositions and a culminating statement from an important moment in his career.

Treatise on the Veil (Second Version) is the subject of a recent book published by Yale University Press with essays by Michelle White, Isabelle Dervaux, and Sarah Rothenberg.

Curator Talks are in-depth discussions about a single work of art, or group of works, in the museum’s galleries. These programs are free and open to the public. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.