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Watch Katy Perry's Head Terrify Innocent Museumgoers In NYC

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.22.2017 | Arts

Over the weekend, visitors at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art were asked if they’d like to participate in a video art installation. Inte...

32 Museums Across NYC Are 'Trading Places' And Taking Fans With Them

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.26.2017 | Arts

On April 26, museums across New York City are switching Instagram accounts with one another for the sake of art lovers everywhere. The social media in...

These Prominent U.S. Institutions Have Installed Transgender Bathrooms

Architectural Digest | Posted 04.04.2017 | Queer Voices
Architectural Digest

For Architectural Digest, by David Foxley. The ongoing national debate over gender-neutral bathroom use in public buildings continues to make front-pa...

Fake Letter Claims White Artist Behind Emmett Till Painting Wants Her Painting Removed From Whitney

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.23.2017 | Arts

At the Whitney, a protest against Dana Schutz' painting of Emmett Till: "She has nothing to say to the Black community about Black trauma." pic.twitte...

White Artist's Emmett Till Painting Incites Anger At Whitney Biennial

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.21.2017 | Arts

A painting of Emmett Till created by a white, female artist is incensing museum-goers at this year’s Whitney Biennial in New York. At the Whitney, ...

Art Museums Provide Safe Spaces For Trans Students Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.24.2017 | Arts

All Genders Welcome #AtTheWalker A post shared by Walker Art Center (@walkerartcenter) on Feb 22, 2017 at 9:14pm PST For HuffPost’s #LoveTake...

Cyborgs At The Whitney Museum

Julie Wosk | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts
Julie Wosk

At New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, the exhibit Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016 which runs through February 5 is a not-to-be-missed display of films and film installations shaped by technology.

This Weekend In The Art World: 4 Ways To Escape The Heat

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 07.29.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Even though summer is a great time to take advantage of the outdoors, sometimes the heat is a little too much to bear. Here are 4 perfect places to escape the heat this weekend, air conditioning and art included.

New York Week Summed Up in a New York Minute

Michael Tommasiello | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Tommasiello

Ok so this might take you more than a minute to read but it'll be worth it I promise. Read it on the bus or on the subway, it's filled with all the juicy details of a week that can only happen in New York City.

'Unfinished' Business: Dark Cloud of Unknowing Engulfs the New Met Breuer

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 03.03.2017 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

The debut installation at the Met Breuer, unveiled to the press on Tuesday (and to the general public on Mar. 18), fell short of the expectations raised by the Metropolitan Museum itself.

Bieber Bathos Elegy and Bernstein - Live from The Whitney

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.04.2017 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Bieber Bathos Elegy debuts at The Whitney this month "It's time for me to grow up," Justin Bieber said in a recent interview. And growing up amidst...

...Math Is Art Is Math Is Art...

Dan Rockmore | Posted 12.21.2016 | Arts
Dan Rockmore

Connections between math and science are easy to find. Those between art and science sometimes require a bit more work, but if you are in New York City over the holidays a trip downtown can do wonders for bridging the left-brain/right-brain divide.

5 Things You Didn't Know About the Original Whitney Studio

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.01.2016 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We know from our National Treasures work with the original Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village that this unique history is one that is continually taking shape. And because of that, we offer five lesser known facts about Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and the original Whitney Museum of American Art.

Joy & Meaning: The Cultural & Charitable Catch-up

Jill Lynne | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
Jill Lynne

The New York Foundling & PetitePARADEs Pop-Up, Designer Victor de Souza's Hat Collection, Th Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Children's Spring Luncheon,The NEW Whitney Museum of American Art Opens, The Marlborough Gallery Exhibits Michele Oka Doner's "Feasting on Bark", Glorious Fleurs in Pocket-Parks...

Katherine Brooks

12 Things To Search For At The Brand New Whitney Museum | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts

Installation view of Mary Heilmann: Sunset (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 1, 2015–). Photograph by Marco Anelli © 2015 "The ...

The New Whitney: Celebrating the Importance of the Present

Adam D. Weinberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Adam D. Weinberg

This is our creed, to serve as a platform for artists who affirm that the world that we see and experience today is not all there is and not all that can be.

Hunter and Gatherer

Bruce Helander | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

I'm not sure that anyone really knows exactly when the habit of collecting was initiated, but I suspect that early humankind was at least near the front of the line to claim bragging rights.

5 Most Anticipated Exhibitions This Season

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts

American artists go to Paris, while Tokyo celebrates one of its own. Here's our list of the five most exciting contemporary art exhibitions opening at museums around the world during the first half of this year.

An Afternoon of Following 'Art Everywhere'

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Sometimes you need to look up -- at a billboard -- to be inspired. Or, even a bus shelter. I did. And I was inspired. However, I must admit, it was the historic American artwork on the billboards and bus shelter that stirred my enthusiasm.

The Armory Show Is Here to Stay

MutualArt | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts

The art world focuses once again on New York as the Armory Show and its satellite fairs open this week.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

The Last One of a Kind

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Sarah O'Leary

Recently I discovered that the 8-foot tall turn of the century wooden playground slide in the middle of my living room might be the last one like it o...

'It's Not About Architecture'?!

ARTINFO | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts

Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg opened the June 26 preview of the museum's new Renzo Piano-designed building in the Meatpacking District with an...

What Does the Future of Art Look Like?

Marina Cashdan | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

With the Whitney Museum of American Art's new downtown building (set to open in 2015) dubbed the "Whitney of the Future," we asked a few up-and-coming artists what they thought the future of art entailed. What they came up with sounds pretty darn exciting to us.

Blue for Black

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

I went to the Whitney Museum of Art to partake in one of their latest offerings, Blues For Smoke, a saucy gumbo of Walker, Hammons, Whitten, O'Grady, among many others. The exhibition serves a mostly-brown stew, bubbling over with work tucked into nearly every corner.