Rachel Whiteread’s sculptures explore negative space, memories, and social meanings and invite visitors see everyday objects in a new way. This audio guide features a general introduction and expert commentary on 10 works of art from the exhibition as well as an outdoor sculpture by Whiteread in the Museum’s collection.
Access and Assistance
Headphones are available as you enter the exhibition. As a courtesy to fellow visitors, the use of headphones is encouraged within the exhibition space.
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AUDIO GUIDE TRANSCRIPT
The audio guide transcript is available to view on your own device.
Introduction to Rachel Whiteread
BRENT BENJAMIN, THE BARBARA B. TAYLOR DIRECTOR OF THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM, INTRODUCES Rachel Whiteread
Floorplan and Transcript
Barbara B. Taylor Director
Saint Louis Art Museum
Hello, I’m Brent Benjamin, The Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art
Museum. Welcome to this exhibition featuring the work of celebrated British sculptor
Rachel Whiteread. This audio guide offers expert commentary on 10 works of art
throughout the galleries whose wall labels include an audio icon. I also encourage you
to visit and learn about an additional work by Whiteread in our collection that was
recently installed on the southwest lawn of the Museum’s campus. Each of these
featured objects is highlighted on a floorplan, which can be accessed on this webpage.
This audio guide is narrated by curator Simon Kelly, assistant curator Hannah Klemm,
and research assistant Molly Moog in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art
at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Their interpretations and Whiteread’s innovative
sculptures may guide you to think differently about your interactions with everyday
objects. I hope you enjoy this tour and your visit to Rachel Whiteread.