1. Burgoyne Diller is one of the new artists featured in the latest installation of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, which showcases the Whitney’s holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century alongside that of postwar figures. 

    Burgoyne Diller is one of the new artists featured in the latest installation of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, which showcases the Whitney’s holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century alongside that of postwar figures. 

  2. See work by Alice Neel, born today in 1900, in the newest installation of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.
Alice Neel (1900–1984), Andy Warhol, 1970. Oil on canvas, 60 × 40 in. (152.4 × 101.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Timothy Collins 80.52

    See work by Alice Neel, born today in 1900, in the newest installation of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.

    Alice Neel (1900–1984), Andy Warhol, 1970. Oil on canvas, 60 × 40 in. (152.4 × 101.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Timothy Collins 80.52

  3. The most recent rotation of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe is full of work to discover, including this 1977 sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein, Gold Fish Bowl. To illustrate the rich dialogue between America’s pre- and post-war art, Lichtenstein’s work is installed alongside paintings by Edward Hopper.

    The most recent rotation of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe is full of work to discover, including this 1977 sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein, Gold Fish Bowl. To illustrate the rich dialogue between America’s pre- and post-war art, Lichtenstein’s work is installed alongside paintings by Edward Hopper.

  4. Warm up at the Whitney! We’re open extended hours today, 11 am–9 pm. Explore American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, T. J. Wilcox: In the Air, Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE, and more.
Vija Celmins (b. 1938), Heater, 1964. Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee 95.19

    Warm up at the Whitney! We’re open extended hours today, 11 am–9 pm. Explore American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, T. J. Wilcox: In the Air, Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE, and more.

    Vija Celmins (b. 1938), Heater, 1964. Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee 95.19

  5. See iconic works by postwar artists including Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and William Eggleston alongside masterpieces from the first half of the twentieth century in the new installation of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.
Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), Still Life with Crystal Bowl, 1972. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 52 x 42 in. (132.1 x 106.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, purchase, with funds from Frances and Sydney Lewis 77.64. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

    See iconic works by postwar artists including Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and William Eggleston alongside masterpieces from the first half of the twentieth century in the new installation of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.

    Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), Still Life with Crystal Bowl, 1972. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 52 x 42 in. (132.1 x 106.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, purchase, with funds from Frances and Sydney Lewis 77.64. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

  6. I will never forget that experience. We would go over carrying 5,000 troops—young, American troops—and we would come back a hospital ship. Many of these cases were horrible. They were terrible to see, what can happen in war, especially what can happen to a person mentally, physically, psychologically. I don’t think I can verbalize that, because I would only cheapen the experience.

    — Artist Jacob Lawrence, speaking about his War Series, which originated during his service on a World War II Navy transport ship. The series is on view in American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.

  7. Watch Whitney conservators Carol Mancusi-Ungaro and Eleonora Nagy, archivist Anita Duquette, and art historian Joan Simon describe the process of restoring one of the most beloved works in the Museum’s collection, Alexander Calder’s Circus.

    Calder’s Circus is on view now in American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.

  8. American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe showcases the Whitney’s deep holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century by the eighteen leading artists including Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, and Alexander Calder. Enjoy these select installation shots and come see the exhibition in person! On view now. 

  9. Planning to attend American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe? Listen to the audio guide, highlighting selected works on view like Joseph Stella’s Luna Park.

    Planning to attend American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe? Listen to the audio guide, highlighting selected works on view like Joseph Stella’s Luna Park.

  10. Join or renew at the Curate Your Own Membership level or above to receive this stunning, limited edition American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe booklet.

    Join or renew at the Curate Your Own Membership level or above to receive this stunning, limited edition American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe booklet.

  11. The Whitney Museum is New York’s go-to institution for the crazy-quilt history of early- and mid-20th-century American art, and its new permanent-collection display, “American Legends: Calder to O’Keeffe,” is one of its best in years.

    — The New York Times's Roberta Smith on American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.

  12. American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe opens today. Each gallery on the Museum’s fifth-floor will be devoted to presentations of the leading artists of the first half of the twentieth century, providing an in-depth look at the beloved work of Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and other icons of the Whitney’s collection.
Charles Demuth (1883–1935), My Egypt, 1927. Oil on fiberboard, 35 3/4 × 30 in. (90.8 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney   31.172

    American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe opens today. Each gallery on the Museum’s fifth-floor will be devoted to presentations of the leading artists of the first half of the twentieth century, providing an in-depth look at the beloved work of Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and other icons of the Whitney’s collection.

    Charles Demuth (1883–1935), My Egypt, 1927. Oil on fiberboard, 35 3/4 × 30 in. (90.8 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney   31.172

  13. An entire gallery will be devoted to the work of Alexander Calder in American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, opening December 22.
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Artists: They’re Just Like Us!
They chat on the phone!
Alexander Calder, 1956 / Foto Mercurio, photographer. Alexander Calder papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

    An entire gallery will be devoted to the work of Alexander Calder in American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, opening December 22.

    archivesofamericanart:

    Artists: They’re Just Like Us!

    They chat on the phone!

    Alexander Calder, 1956 / Foto Mercurio, photographer. Alexander Calder papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

  14. Opening December 22, American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe will feature works by eighteen leading artists from the first half of the twentieth century. Individual galleries will be devoted to Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, and others at the core of the Museum’s collection.
Joseph Stella (1877–1946), The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme, 1939. Oil on canvas, 70 × 42 in. (177.8 × 106.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 42.15

    Opening December 22, American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe will feature works by eighteen leading artists from the first half of the twentieth century. Individual galleries will be devoted to Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, and others at the core of the Museum’s collection.

    Joseph Stella (1877–1946), The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme, 1939. Oil on canvas, 70 × 42 in. (177.8 × 106.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 42.15