1. And the Jeff Koons: A Retrospective installation continues! Here’s an Antiquity sculpture…full-scale maquette next to the real deal. 

    And the Jeff Koons: A Retrospective installation continues! Here’s an Antiquity sculpture…full-scale maquette next to the real deal. 

  2. On view at the Kitchen through June 14, the Whitney Independent Study Program's 2014 exhibition Common Spaces seeks to examine the status of public space today. 
Amy Balkin, This is the Public Domain, 2003–present, land, near Mojave, California, 2.64 acres

    On view at the Kitchen through June 14, the Whitney Independent Study Program's 2014 exhibition Common Spaces seeks to examine the status of public space today. 

    Amy Balkin, This is the Public Domain, 2003–present, land, near Mojave, California, 2.64 acres

  3. With the closing of the 2014 Biennial last week, we are throwing it back to the 2012 edition, which featured the work of artists like Andrew Masullo, Vincent Fecteau, and LaToya Ruby Frazier. Shop online today, and enter “Throwback” in the comments field at checkout to get the 2012 Biennial exhibition catalog for only $12. While you’re there, you can pre-order the catalogue for the much-anticipated Jeff Koons retrospective, opening June 27. 

    With the closing of the 2014 Biennial last week, we are throwing it back to the 2012 edition, which featured the work of artists like Andrew Masullo, Vincent Fecteau, and LaToya Ruby Frazier. Shop online today, and enter “Throwback” in the comments field at checkout to get the 2012 Biennial exhibition catalog for only $12. While you’re there, you can pre-order the catalogue for the much-anticipated Jeff Koons retrospective, opening June 27. 

  4. jayzslifeandtimes:

Whitney Museum Presents: “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” http://bit.ly/1lP2oBk

Our Jeff Koons retrospective opens a month from today!  

    jayzslifeandtimes:

    Whitney Museum Presents: “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” http://bit.ly/1lP2oBk

    Our Jeff Koons retrospective opens a month from today!  

  5. We’re excited to announce the first exhibitions to be presented in our new building, opening downtown in spring 2015.
The inaugural installation will be the largest display to date of the Whitney’s permanent collection, utilizing all galleries in the building. Following this will be an array of exhibitions devoted to the work of Archibald Motley, Frank Stella, Laura Poitras, and David Wojnarowicz, as well as a show of hundreds of works gifted to the Whitney and the Centre Pompidou in Paris by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner.
Photograph by Timothy Schenck

    We’re excited to announce the first exhibitions to be presented in our new building, opening downtown in spring 2015.

    The inaugural installation will be the largest display to date of the Whitney’s permanent collection, utilizing all galleries in the building. Following this will be an array of exhibitions devoted to the work of Archibald Motley, Frank Stella, Laura Poitras, and David Wojnarowicz, as well as a show of hundreds of works gifted to the Whitney and the Centre Pompidou in Paris by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner.

    Photograph by Timothy Schenck

  6. Invited to assemble a “show within a show” for the 2014 Biennial, Julie Ault selected as points of entry works by David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) and Martin Wong (1946–1999) from the Whitney’s permanent collection, exhibiting them alongside artifacts from these artists’ personal archives, held by the Downtown Collection at New York University’s Fales Library.
Marvin J. Taylor is an archiving activist and the director of the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University. Read a conversation between Taylor and Ault, which is part of Ault’s contribution to the 2014 Biennial.
Julie Ault, Afterlife: a constellation, 2014 (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Courtesy the artist

    Invited to assemble a “show within a show” for the 2014 Biennial, Julie Ault selected as points of entry works by David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) and Martin Wong (1946–1999) from the Whitney’s permanent collection, exhibiting them alongside artifacts from these artists’ personal archives, held by the Downtown Collection at New York University’s Fales Library.

    Marvin J. Taylor is an archiving activist and the director of the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University. Read a conversation between Taylor and Ault, which is part of Ault’s contribution to the 2014 Biennial.

    Julie Ault, Afterlife: a constellation, 2014 (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Courtesy the artist

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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. 

  11. #AmericanArtIs an ongoing conversation. The 2014 Biennial is up for debate. Love it? Hate it? Have your say. 

    #AmericanArtIs an ongoing conversation. The 2014 Biennial is up for debate. Love it? Hate it? Have your say. 

  12. #AmericanArtIs UP FOR DEBATE. The 2014 Biennial is on view now. See it today and tell us what you think. 

    #AmericanArtIs UP FOR DEBATE. The 2014 Biennial is on view now. See it today and tell us what you think. 

  13. Putting the finishing touches on the 2014 Biennial. The exhibition opens Friday!

    Putting the finishing touches on the 2014 Biennial. The exhibition opens Friday!

  14. With film, it’s hard to locate the artwork: Is it the projected image? The projection beam? The room in which it’s being projected? It’s a constellation of things rather than a singular object. I think that’s a metaphor for how a lot of artists working in a broad range of media function now.

    — Stuart Comer, one of the three curators of the 2014 BiennialIn the second installment of a three-part Q&A in Whitney Stories, Comer, Michelle Grabner, and Anthony Elms discuss their curatorial approaches as each organizes a floor of the exhibition.

  15. The 2014 Biennial catalogue is now available! Pick one up at the Museum Shop.

    The 2014 Biennial catalogue is now available! Pick one up at the Museum Shop.