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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.

Blood In The Water, Art Stops Guns: A Peace Angels Project Initiative

Lin Evola | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Lin Evola

I feel as if I have a responsibility as an artist to bring awareness to harm caused by guns.

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.

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

The Metropolitan Museum Takes a Big Step With The Met Breuer

MutualArt | Posted 03.19.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

The Met Breuer. Photo: Ed Lederman. The Met Breuer: Bridging the Gap Between Historic and Contemporary Art It takes about nine minutes and nine secon...

Laura Poitras at the Whitney: The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 02.25.2016 | World
Pierre Guerlain

Daniel Bell coined the expression "the cultural contradictions of capitalism" in the 1970s but here I wish to point out a slightly different contradic...

A New Violent Image: Laura Poitras at The Whitney

Christian Hendricks | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Christian Hendricks

To say that cameras are powerful tools is an aging understatement. Since their invention, cameras have been used to document significant events and mo...

Public vs. Private, Who Wins?

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

The complexity of the state of museums has also been described as the hybridization of the public and private museum.

New Museums: The Broad and the Whitney

Simon Watson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts
Simon Watson

On the flight back to New York, I reflected on the Whitney Museum's grand new digs in Chelsea's Meatpacking District and was struck by how fortunate we are to have two extraordinary new museum buildings on both coasts.

CultureZohn: Dear Barack and Michelle

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

We need to remember how artists' work can make things easier to see, that together we must continue to make our country a more vibrant, transparent, clear-eyed, self-aware place.

Manhattan's Hottest Rooftop Has A Sunset With No Sun

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts

Have you seen a sunset? OK, great. New question: Have you trekked to the roof of the new Whitney Museum in downtown Manhattan? No? Well, then you lied...

Important Exhibitions at the Studio Museum of Harlem

Monroe Price | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Monroe Price

There's an abundance of reasons to visit the current set of exhibitions at the Studio Museum of Harlem (the ones on view close on June 8). I'll get to the art itself, but there are some overarching considerations.

Dutch Treat

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.08.2016 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano stumbled onto what was to become the Hudson River in 1524 while circumnavigating a remarkable island owned at the time by the Manhattoes, the Native American tribe for which the city is named.

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 ...

Art and Beauty Will Save the World

Renzo Piano | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Renzo Piano

I love to make places for art, because art is beauty. Because art makes people better people and it switches on a little special light in their eyes. Art suggests curiosity and desire.

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.

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.

Hidden Gems and Unforgotten Histories: America Is Hard to See at the New Whitney

MutualArt | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

While it skews predictably toward a New York-centric perspective, it succeeds in many ways by introducing the works of lesser-known or hitherto marginalized artists alongside canonical classics.

Jerry Saltz On The New Whitney Museum

Vulture | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts

I’ve spent much of my life in and in love with museums. When I was 10 years old, there was no mention of art in my home. But then my mother began dr...

Artistic Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Cassatt focused on the private and social lives of women and children, often painting mothers and their children together.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Blaxploitation Icon John Shaft To Be Revived in New Projects

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Shaft is making a comeback. Can ya dig it? The iconic character created by Ernest Tidyman will be resurrected through a new deal announced by Dynamite Entertainment.

Remembering Tom Slaughter

Jim Kempner | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Jim Kempner

Tom Slaughter passed away on October 25th. He was a gifted artist, whose work was immediate, fun, simple, and unmistakably his own. Tom lived his life "in the brilliant light of imagined skies, where the time is always high noon or midnight."

I Took My Kids to the Jeff Koons Retrospective (Oops)

Em & Lo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

What I should have done was acted normal and unfazed, gotten through the museum in a calm and orderly fashion, then asked my daughter what she thought of the show and if she had any questions about what she had seen

Why Is Modern Art So Expensive?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Jeff Koons at the Whitney

Simon Watson | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Anyone who cares about contemporary art and is in New York City should certainly visit the Whitney Museum's current Jeff Koons retrospective. I went with low expectations, thinking I'd seen it all before. But I'm delighted to report that there is a lot to learn and enjoy in this retrospective.