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A Bed-Stuy Public High School's Big Night at the Museum

Cody Lyon | Posted 07.08.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

"What does the skull say to you,?" asked Justin, a New York City high school student. "It's got some hair coming down over his eye, it looks evil and scary," answered a middle aged man.

Top Art Exhibits to Catch In NYC, Spring/Summer 2015 Edition

Nana Meriwether | Posted 06.02.2015 | New York
Nana Meriwether

If your spring awakening has been slow to start, may I suggest a cultural catalyst to help; Ascend from your wintry slump with a visit to some of the city's current art exhibits.

Obtaining Self-Mastery at Frieze Week NYC (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Obtaining self-mastery or enlightenment during Frieze week is not an easy mission. Frieze Art Fair New York poses many challenges for art dealers, artists, collectors and its boosters, known as patrons. Most of this is psychological.

What The New Whitney Opening Means For New York

John Rossant | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
John Rossant

The Whitney's debut on Gansevoort Street is a sign of something significant -- it is the consecration of New York's return as a true waterfront city.

After His Art was Destroyed in 9/11, Ronald Mallory's Creative Muse is Back!

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Carole Mallory

On April 24, at a private VIP opening at the new 220,000 sq. ft., Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, Ronald Mallory's contained mercury sculpture will be on display.

Smiling Into Summer: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

A bit bittersweet, this is the final exhibition at the familiar uptown Whitney - located in the Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue. It heralds its upcoming move down to the West Village/Meat Packing District (WV/MPD) - where the larger structure on Gansevoort Street - overlooks the Hudson River.

Considering Perception: Robert Irwin and James Turrell

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Many years ago, in a land far, far away, two young men set off on a journey to portray the experience of perception.

Jay DeFeo's Rose Has Wings

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

The story of Jay DeFeo and The Rose is both a cautionary tale of obsession and an act of faith. For eight years, she did little else but sit on a stool in her studio, smoking cigarettes, drinking Christian bothers brandy while she painted and scraped away at her vision.

'They Like The Most Unlikeable Art'

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

A new documentary on Herb and Dorothy Vogel, the legendary New York collectors who managed to accrue a world-class trove of minimalist art on a govern...

Who Is Wade Guyton And Why Is He Such A Big Deal?

ARTINFO | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Nobody, it seems, has a bad thing to say about Wade Guyton these days. Critic Roberta Smith called the artist's current mid-career survey at the Whitn...

An Evening of Art and Fashion at Saks

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 07.31.2012 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

As a longtime (or actually lifetime) Upper East Sider, I must confess that I don't make it down to Saks all that frequently. Why venturing below 57th Street makes such a psychological difference to me, I have no idea.

Whitney Biennial Moving Forward

Posted 02.29.2012 | Arts

An intimate setting and unusual mediums are emphasized at this year's biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Of the 51 artists featured, a la...

PHOTOS: Perfect Gifts For The Art Fanatic

Artlog | Posted 02.18.2012 | Arts
Artlog

Over at Artlog, we've compiled a list of unique gifts from our favorite museum stores and art websites, and the best part is, they're all online!

Was Basquiat's Last Work On His Drug Dealer's Door?

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

On a Saturday morning in the early summer of 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat stepped through the doorway of a bodega on South 4th Street in Williamsburg. I...

'Kaleidoscopic Garden Of Glass': Zane Lewis Interview With Beautiful/Decay

Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts

Via Beautiful/Decay Artist Zane Lewis, an elusive and evolving talent, has remerged within the New York art scene with a fresh and new aesthetic. W...

The Effect Of War On An Artist's Work

Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

Germany in the 1920s would have been an exciting time for an artist. The First World War had ended and a period of stability and creativity, known as ...

BLOG WATCH> The Awl Anticicpates Burlesque, The Whitney, And Chris Cooper

The Awl | Awl Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Anticipation List... (by The Awl Staff) • Ritter, Dene, Voss: it just opened! • And Everything Is Going Fine: Steven Soderbergh's documentar...

Artlog's Top Art & Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

Want to catch the fading notes of the summer art season? Just follow the music.

Whitney Museum's Downtown High Line Design By Renzo Piano

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As expansion efforts go, the Whitney Museum of American Art's record of futility is hard to match. Over 25 years it commissioned six expansion designs...

Celebs, Art Patrons Get Down At The Whitney Studio Party

guestofaguest.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

What happens when Versace and The Whitney Museum come together to celebrate Leonard A. Lauder? The Whitney Studio Party!...

Whitney To Open Museum At Entrance To Highline, Designed Renzo Piano

nytimes.com | Carol Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three years after reaching a tentative agreement with the city, the Whitney Museum of American Art is forging ahead with plans to build a second museu...