1. A look at the fourth floor of the 2014 Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner.

  2. As part of the Biennial, Miguel Gutierrez will perform a duet with young dancer Mickey Mahar entitled Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/. The piece deals with mid-career anxiety, futurity, and tropes about the aging gay choreographer, and is the first of a three-part series of queer pieces addressing longevity, sustainability, aesthetic signature, and burnout. Get tickets.

  3. From Marsden Hartley to Cindy Sherman, there’s something for everyone in Art Everywhere USCast your vote now and tell us which iconic American artworks you want to see on billboards, trains, and buses across the country—including twenty from the Whitney’s permanent collection.

  4. For over four decades, Channa Horwitz produced works using a rigid formal vocabulary of her devising, built on a standardized grid and a system of notations based on the numbers 1 through 8, each assigned its own color. Horwitz developed the system as a way of marking and expressing time, movement, and rhythm.

    For over four decades, Channa Horwitz produced works using a rigid formal vocabulary of her devising, built on a standardized grid and a system of notations based on the numbers 1 through 8, each assigned its own color. Horwitz developed the system as a way of marking and expressing time, movement, and rhythm.

  5. A look at the second floor of the 2014 Biennial, curated by Anthony Elms. 

  6. For the first Biennial, artists—among them Grant Wood, Arshile Gorky, and Georgia O’Keeffe—were invited to submit works of their own choosing, continuing the tradition of nonjuried exhibitions surveying new American art which began at the Whitney Studio Club in 1918.
Installation view of the First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, November 23, 1932–January 5, 1933, Whitney Museum of American Art

    For the first Biennial, artists—among them Grant Wood, Arshile Gorky, and Georgia O’Keeffe—were invited to submit works of their own choosing, continuing the tradition of nonjuried exhibitions surveying new American art which began at the Whitney Studio Club in 1918.

    Installation view of the First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, November 23, 1932–January 5, 1933, Whitney Museum of American Art

  7. During the nearly fifteen years that Vincent Punch has been a guard at the Whitney, he has seen myriad exhibitions, snapped countless candid photos, and developed a distinct eye for spontaneous visual arrangements that take place every day in the galleries. In this Whitney Stories video, he shares his observations on working as a guard, and offers his unique perspective on the Whitney and its future.

  8. The 2014 Biennial is on view through May 25. See it today at the Whitney, or everywhere else tomorrow. 

    The 2014 Biennial is on view through May 25. See it today at the Whitney, or everywhere else tomorrow. 

  9. Join us for the third and final week of screenings featuring the work of Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab. This week’s screenings include a rotating selection of work by filmmakers Diana Allan, Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Libbie Cohn, Aryo Danusiri, Ernst Karel, Toby Kim Lee, Helen Mirra, Véréna Paravel, Xu Ruotao, J.P. Sniadecki, Stephanie Spray, Katherine Tygielski, Pacho Velez, Pawel Wojtasi, and Huang Xiang. Visit whitney.org for a full schedule. 
Lucien Castaing-Taylor (b. 1966) and Véréna Paravel (b. 1971), still from Leviathan, 2012. Single-channel video, color, sound, 87 minutes. Courtesy Cinema Guild

    Join us for the third and final week of screenings featuring the work of Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab. This week’s screenings include a rotating selection of work by filmmakers Diana Allan, Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Libbie Cohn, Aryo Danusiri, Ernst Karel, Toby Kim Lee, Helen Mirra, Véréna Paravel, Xu Ruotao, J.P. Sniadecki, Stephanie Spray, Katherine Tygielski, Pacho Velez, Pawel Wojtasi, and Huang Xiang. Visit whitney.org for a full schedule. 

    Lucien Castaing-Taylor (b. 1966) and Véréna Paravel (b. 1971), still from Leviathan, 2012. Single-channel video, color, sound, 87 minutes. Courtesy Cinema Guild

  10. Peter Schuyff makes the carvings on view in the Biennial by holding a knife in place and rhythmically moving a pencil along its edge—all without looking at what he’s doing.

    Peter Schuyff makes the carvings on view in the Biennial by holding a knife in place and rhythmically moving a pencil along its edge—all without looking at what he’s doing.

  11. The Biennial is bustling this weekend. Today, catch My Barbarian’s final performance, screenings by Sensory Ethnography Lab, or join a docent-led gallery tour.

    The Biennial is bustling this weekend. Today, catch My Barbarian’s final performance, screenings by Sensory Ethnography Lab, or join a docent-led gallery tour.

  12. Time Out New York gives a shout-out to five must-see works in the 2014 Biennial, including Gretchen Bender’s, People in Pain, remade by Philip Vanderhyden.
Gretchen Bender (1951–2004), People in Pain, 1988 (detail). Paint on heat-set vinyl and neon, 84 × 560 × 11 in. (213.4 × 1422.4 × 27.9 cm). Remade by Philip Vanderhyden, 2014. The Estate of Gretchen Bender. Photograph by Philip Vanderhyden

    Time Out New York gives a shout-out to five must-see works in the 2014 Biennial, including Gretchen Bender’s, People in Pain, remade by Philip Vanderhyden.

    Gretchen Bender (1951–2004), People in Pain, 1988 (detail). Paint on heat-set vinyl and neon, 84 × 560 × 11 in. (213.4 × 1422.4 × 27.9 cm). Remade by Philip Vanderhyden, 2014. The Estate of Gretchen Bender. Photograph by Philip Vanderhyden

  13. We don’t always realize that what we see…we also feel.

    — Biennial artist John Mason discusses ways of looking at sculpture and how he became an artist.

  14. Behind-the-scenes look at the planning of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. The exhibition, which will fill nearly the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building, opens June 27. 

    Behind-the-scenes look at the planning of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. The exhibition, which will fill nearly the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building, opens June 27. 

  15. As part of the Biennial, My Barbarian is performing The Mother and Other Plays, an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother, including musical numbers, improvised content, and audience participation. See it today and tomorrow at 4:30 pm. 

    As part of the Biennial, My Barbarian is performing The Mother and Other Plays, an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother, including musical numbers, improvised content, and audience participation. See it today and tomorrow at 4:30 pm.