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The Whitney houses one of the world's foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art. Grams by Sarah Meller in Marketing.

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  • 24.03.2017 15:50
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Tap the link in our profile to explore @LyleAshtonHarris's Ektachrome Archives (New York Mix), one component of his site-specific multimedia installation, Once (Now) Again. * Bearing witness to a period of seismic shifts—the emergence of multiculturalism, the second wave of AIDS activism, and the interconnection of the contemporary art scene with LGBTQ and African diasporic communities—the Ektachrome Archive, an ongoing project, documents the artist's friends, family, and lovers. By setting intimate moments alongside landmark events (such as the Black Popular Culture Conference in 1991, the truce between the Crips and the Bloods in 1992, the Black Male exhibition at the Whitney in 1994, and the Black Nations/Queer Nations Conference in 1995), the archive constructs collective and private narratives to comment on identity, desire, sexuality, and loss. #WhitneyBiennial * [Lyle Ashton Harris, Lyle, London, 1992, 2015. Chromogenic print, 20 ½ x 15 in. (52.1 x 38.1 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist]

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 23.03.2017 13:21
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A classroom with a view! For @chemi_rosado_seijo’s contribution to the #WhitneyBiennial, a gallery from the exhibition has been “moved” to the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LOMA), a public high school on the Lower East Side, while a classroom from the school has been moved to the Museum. Students from the school meet at the Whitney for their lessons over the course of the exhibition, and works by #SkyHopinka and @JessiReaves are on view at the school. Check out our website for details on how to visit LOMA.

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 22.03.2017 18:22
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Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection is on partial view through April 2. #WhitneyPortraits #WhitneyCollection

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 21.03.2017 17:55
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In their work, Victoria Sobel (@dreamsofspit) & @CaseyGollan respond poetically to the real, physical material of institutional buildings. For their 2017 #WhitneyBiennial installation, Reflections, they selected a bay of windows on the fifth floor that is usually covered by a wall. Sobel explains, “Oftentimes we’ll pick elements of buildings like bricks or windows to really further examine. In this case, the artificiality of glass as a process which bridges the natural and the artificial has been of extreme relevance to us in considering how that is a metaphor for analog and digital ways of thinking about text and language. We’ve been thinking a lot about glass as a material, glass as a ubiquitous material, and as a type of extended metaphor for something that transposes visibility and a surface for writing and communication.” Hear more artist voices in our Biennial audio guide, available on whitney.org. #NationalPoetryDay

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 20.03.2017 20:48
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“The @neaarts and @nehgov, which now face the threat of being abolished, were established more than half a century ago by an act of Congress. In that historic legislation, Congress declared that ‘the arts and humanities belong to all the people of the United States’ and that democracy must ‘foster and support a form of education, and access to the arts and the humanities.’ These words, written in 1965, are as true now as they were then. Federal support for the arts is a signal of our national values, priorities and aspirations, and is a powerful and much-needed stimulus for private philanthropy. As an institution specifically dedicated to presenting and discussing contemporary American culture, the Whitney Museum of American Art feels a special responsibility to speak as an advocate for the continuing importance of the NEA and NEH. For institutions large and small, historic and contemporary, throughout the fifty states, and for the public they serve, the NEA and NEH are irreplaceable and must be preserved. They are essential agents in elevating the quality of life in our nation.” —Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 20.03.2017 16:25
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#Spring has sprung...at least in Asad Raza's installation! In Root sequence. Mother tongue (2017), Raza brings the forest into the Museum. The artist has described the 26 trees growing in the space as characters, individual inhabitants in a living network that includes their human caretakers. 🌿🌺🍃🌷#WhitneyBiennial #FirstDayOfSpring

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 18.03.2017 19:47
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“People have their own stories they can tell with these paintings. You don’t have to go on mine.”—#JoBaer. The artist based these paintings on the landscape in #Ireland, where she lived in the late 1970s and early '80s. She made them years after she had left, basing them on images of the Hurlstone—a neolithic stone said to have been hurled by a giant—and ordnance maps that diagrammed every feature of the surrounding area. The 2017 #WhitneyBiennial is the first time Baer’s European paintings have been shown in the U.S., where she has been much better known for the resolutely abstract paintings that she made beginning in the 1960s. [Installation view of Whitney Biennial 2017 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 17–June 11, 2017). 📷 by Matthew Carasella]

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 17.03.2017 23:50
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"As seen here, art illuminates the diversity on which this country’s greatness stands and — through its mysterious alchemy of beauty and reality, tragedy and joy — inspires us to think, know our better selves and fight back." —@robertasmithnyt celebrates the #WhitneyBiennial in today's @nytimes. Tap the link in our profile to read more.

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 17.03.2017 14:58
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The 2017 #WhitneyBiennial, the 78th installment of the longest-running survey of American art, opens today! The Biennial features 63 individuals and collectives whose work takes a wide variety of forms, from painting and installation to activism and video-game design.

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 16.03.2017 13:56
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@cauleen_smith designed the elaborately hand-stitched banners hanging in the Museum’s lobby and on the fifth floor to be used in processions. The works stem in part from the artist’s sense of disgust and fatigue when confronted with video after video offering evidence of police violence against Black people. Texts sewn on one side of the banners use pronouns like “I,” you,” and “we,” grounding them in personal experience but also acknowledging our complicated shared history as citizens. On the other side, private symbols, such as instruments of communication, drops of blood, and surrogates for the body, suggest the urgent need to be heard in a time of struggle. #WhitneyBiennial

Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 15.03.2017 23:50
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‪Go team! #WhitneyBiennial co-curators @mia.locks & @christopherylew with Whitney chief curator @scott_rothkopf.

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  • 15.03.2017 13:33
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Pacific Red II in New York snow. ❄️#LarryBell’s contribution to the 2017 #WhitneyBiennial consists of six laminated glass cubes; each measures six by eight feet and encloses another six-by-four-foot glass box. The multiple surfaces interplay and respond to their city surroundings.