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

Em & Lo | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Jeff Koons at the Whitney

Simon Watson | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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.

How the Jeff Koons Retrospective Was Curated and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

If you're looking for some insight into the current Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum, this interview with curator Scott Rothkopf is a good place to start.

Take Ecstasy With Me, A Tribute to Jose Esteban Munoz

Kalup Linzy | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

All photos courtesy of Filip Wolak and The Whitney Museum of Art. Last Thursday April 17th, I participated in a tribute to Jose Esteban Munoz celeb...

When Art Worlds Don't Collide: TRAC 2014 and the Whitney Biennial

John Seed | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
John Seed

In Ventura, California March 5th was the closing day of the second ever Representational Art Conference -- TRAC 2014 -- an international gathering that had attracted over 300 artists and others interested in exploring "the aesthetic principles and values implicit in the representational art of the 21st Century."

Your Guide To The Artists Of 2014 The Whitney Biennial

Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts

The 77th Whitney Biennial opens Friday, transforming the Madison Avenue museum into a dizzying and somewhat overwhelming sketch of the contemporary ar...

Opening Day Art Basel Miami Beach: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

There's a lot of art, which isn't to say it is all good, and there are a lot of art dealers trying to sell their wares. Here are some tips for navigating the fair.

PHOTOS: Performance Art In Manhattan 1970-1980

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York

A new exhibition opening on Thursday at the Whitney Museum invites New Yorkers to explore a grim, yet powerful period of performance art that flourish...

So Much LOVE In The Whitney

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Artist Robert Indiana says love hurt him. Love, as in his world-famous LOVE image – stacked letters with a tilted O – th...

'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...

The Whitney Museum and MaxMara Throw an Art Prom: In a good way

Malcolm Harris | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

On perhaps the most beautiful evening of the spring season so far in New York City, the Whitney Museum joined forces with the iconic luxury brand MaxMara and threw an Art Prom (Party) for 1,000 of their closest friends, artists and up-starts.

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.

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...

Iranian Art That Transcends Politics

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts
Roshanak Taghavi

Iranians have, throughout their history, engaged in this pursuit of spiritual progression -- both during Iran's millennia-long institution of monarchy and also after the country's 1979 Revolution, which brought with it the establishment of an Islamic Republic.

Swiss Video-Artist Alexander Hahn's Digital Moments of Silence

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Lia Petridis Maiello

Swiss video artist Alexander Hahn captures digital moments of silence. He has been doing so successfully since the late 1970s.

Happy 'Ask A Curator Day'!

Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

Have you ever wandered around a great art exhibition and just felt like you could be best buds with whomever thoughtfully chose those works of art? Th...

Abstract Containers: A Ready-Made Architecture Exhibition

Mitch McEwen | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Mitch McEwen

Abstract Containers effectively invites us to consider the city around us as if it were recognizably familiar but fundamentally altered.

The Search for the Real: Part 2

James Franco | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

Spalding Gray's Morning, Noon and Night is charming and disarming. I kept wondering how this book could be so engrossing while being so deceptively simple. I think there are two things that are going on.

Yayoi Kusama's Mind-Blowing New Retrospective

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts

A 14-room Yayoi Kusama retrospective is making its way to New York. The exhibition invites viewers into the polka-dotted mind of an artist who has spe...

Making the Best of the "Blockbuster"

MutualArt | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

Should exhibitions cater to the masses with monolithic shows featuring blue-chip artists and a shiny new line of gift shop merchandise, or should they present a novel intellectual and aesthetic experience?

LOOK: Kate Bosworth And Kalup Linzy At The Whitney Art Party

Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

After showing some adorable affection for one another at the CFDA Awards after party at The Standard earlier this week, Kate Bosworth and beau Michael...

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.

The 99 Percent Arts

Robert Bettmann | Posted 07.14.2012 | Arts
Robert Bettmann

The arts are positively integrated into the Occupy Movement in several ways, but they are also a front on which activists are attacking the economic system.

PHOTOS: Whitney Biennial Opening Party

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Art kids and fancy celebrities gathered on the Upper East Side on Wednesday evening for the 2012 Whitney Biennial Opening Party, where attendees parti...