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. Masterworks by Arthur Dove, Joseph Stella, John Marin, and Gaston Lachaise will be rotated out of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe next month. See them before they’re gone!
Arthur Dove (1880–1946), Ferry Boat Wreck, 1931. Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Neuberger 56.21. © The Estate of Arthur G. Dove

    Masterworks by Arthur Dove, Joseph Stella, John Marin, and Gaston Lachaise will be rotated out of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe next month. See them before they’re gone!

    Arthur Dove (1880–1946), Ferry Boat Wreck, 1931. Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Neuberger 56.21. © The Estate of Arthur G. Dove

  4. Enjoy some American art this Columbus Day weekend during a free guided tour of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, T.J. Wilcox: In the Air, or Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE. Visit whitney.org for a full schedule.
Ralston Crawford (1906–1978), Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa., 1936–37. Oil on canvas, 32 × 40 in. (81.3 x 101.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 37.1

    Enjoy some American art this Columbus Day weekend during a free guided tour of American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe, T.J. Wilcox: In the Air, or Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE. Visit whitney.org for a full schedule.

    Ralston Crawford (1906–1978), Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa., 1936–37. Oil on canvas, 32 × 40 in. (81.3 x 101.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 37.1

  5. While Marcel Breuer might have needed a map to Alexander Calder's home in 1947, we doubt he'd need one to see the artist's work currently on view at the Museum!
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Wait, wasn’t this posted just a few days ago? No, my friends, this is not the map drawn by Alexander Calder to direct Ben Shahn to his house, it’s the map drawn by Alexander Calder to direct Marcel Breuer to his house. I wonder how many more of these are tucked away in our various collections?
Alexander Calder to Marcel Breuer, 1947 Apr. 2. Marcel Breuer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

    While Marcel Breuer might have needed a map to Alexander Calder's home in 1947, we doubt he'd need one to see the artist's work currently on view at the Museum!

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    Wait, wasn’t this posted just a few days ago? No, my friends, this is not the map drawn by Alexander Calder to direct Ben Shahn to his house, it’s the map drawn by Alexander Calder to direct Marcel Breuer to his house. I wonder how many more of these are tucked away in our various collections?

    Alexander Calder to Marcel Breuer, 1947 Apr. 2. Marcel Breuer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

  6. Joseph Stella—one of the first American artists to glorify the new technologies of urban modernity—was born today in 1877. The Brooklyn Bridge was his most iconic subject. See more of the artist’s work in American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.
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

    Joseph Stella—one of the first American artists to glorify the new technologies of urban modernity—was born today in 1877. The Brooklyn Bridge was his most iconic subject. See more of the artist’s work in American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.

    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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Wherever you are ushering in the New Year tonight, hope it’s as lovely as Oscar Bluemner’s Last Evening of the Year. 
Oscar Bluemner (1867–1938), Last Evening of the Year, c. 1929. Oil on academy board mounted on wood panel, 13 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (34.9 × 24.8 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Juliana Force 31.115

    Wherever you are ushering in the New Year tonight, hope it’s as lovely as Oscar Bluemner’s Last Evening of the Year.

    Oscar Bluemner (1867–1938), Last Evening of the Year, c. 1929. Oil on academy board mounted on wood panel, 13 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (34.9 × 24.8 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Juliana Force 31.115

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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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.

  13. 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