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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 03.03.2016 | 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 07.27.2016 | 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 12.21.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
ARTPHAIRE

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
MutualArt

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
ARTINFO

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.

UP and OUT: Showed UP and Showed OUT

Kalup Linzy | Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

All performance pics courtesy of the Aspen Museum of Art Who? 2012. I assume most of us go into a new year dreaming of our triumphs and not anticip...

Astoria Characters: The 'Pink' Painter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.04.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's an ordinary white garage door, but when Lady Pink rolls it up, the eyes, surprisingly, are assaulted by a kaleidoscope of color. In this space, which was built to house two cars, Lady Pink, The Grandmother of Graffiti, makes her studio.

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...

High-Priced Yayoi Kusama Works Head To Christie's

Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama has certainly been upholding her moniker as the polka-dotted queen as of late, imposing her reign of fantastical dots on New York these p...

Your Start-Up Life: Artist Doesn't Believe in Failure

Rana Florida | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Short, sweet, straight-to-the-point, and sometimes a little Zen-like, here are American popular culture artist Kenny Scharf's takes on collaboration, failure, and compromise.

Yayoi Kusama's Breathtaking, Bulbed Fireflies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama, Fireflies on the Water, 2002. Mirror, plexiglass, 150 lights and water, Overall: 111 x 144 1/2 x 144 1/2 in. (281.9 x 367 x 367 cm), at ...

Veracity

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Arts
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

A sense of humor is a good thing in life and in art, but with the advent of the internet, the proliferation of misinformation and the spreading of sometimes damaging untruths has become rampant, redundant and sometimes dangerous.