1. “Images of heaving ocean swells shot from a swimmer’s point of view, and of a man with a metal detector searching for treasure on a beach, suggest a kind of quest, a search for a Holy Grail … It is a pathetic Grail, this sad rock, which makes it all the more poignant to contemplate. It is, perhaps, a metaphor for our beleaguered spiritual condition.”
—The New York Times on Trisha Baga: Plymouth Rock 2, on view through Sunday.

    “Images of heaving ocean swells shot from a swimmer’s point of view, and of a man with a metal detector searching for treasure on a beach, suggest a kind of quest, a search for a Holy Grail … It is a pathetic Grail, this sad rock, which makes it all the more poignant to contemplate. It is, perhaps, a metaphor for our beleaguered spiritual condition.”

    The New York Times on Trisha Baga: Plymouth Rock 2, on view through Sunday.

  2. Organized in conjunction with Sinister Pop, Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies explores a similarly dark atmosphere in television and underground cinema of the 1960s.
View installation photography and images of works on view in Dark and Deadpan.

    Organized in conjunction with Sinister Pop, Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies explores a similarly dark atmosphere in television and underground cinema of the 1960s.

    View installation photography and images of works on view in Dark and Deadpan.

  3. “One of the most vitally new-feeling artworks on view in the city right now.” —GalleristNY on Trisha Baga: Plymouth Rock 2, on view through January 27.
Installation view of Trisha Baga: Plymouth Rock 2 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 7, 2012–January 27, 2013). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

    “One of the most vitally new-feeling artworks on view in the city right now.” —GalleristNY on Trisha Baga: Plymouth Rock 2, on view through January 27.

    Installation view of Trisha Baga: Plymouth Rock 2 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 7, 2012–January 27, 2013). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

  4. View installation photographs of our current exhibition Sinister Pop.
Installation view of Sinister Pop (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 15, 2012–March 31, 2013). Photograph Ron Amstutz

    View installation photographs of our current exhibition Sinister Pop.

    Installation view of Sinister Pop (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 15, 2012–March 31, 2013). Photograph Ron Amstutz

  5. View installation photographs of our current Richard Artschwager retrospective.
Installation view of Richard Artschwager! (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012–February 3, 2013). Photograph by Bill Orcutt

    View installation photographs of our current Richard Artschwager retrospective.

    Installation view of Richard Artschwager! (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 25, 2012–February 3, 2013). Photograph by Bill Orcutt

  6. Installation view of Wade Guyton OS (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 4, 2012–January 13, 2012). Photograph by Ron Amstutz

    Installation view of Wade Guyton OS (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 4, 2012–January 13, 2012). Photograph by Ron Amstutz

  7. FINAL WEEK! Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective runs through Sunday, September 30. 
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

    FINAL WEEK! Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective runs through Sunday, September 30. 

    Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

  8. Don’t miss the dots! Yayoi Kusama’s outdoor installation at Hudson River Park will be de-installed tomorrow. Kusama’s retrospective continues at the Whitney through this Sunday. 
Yayoi Kusama with her installation Guidepost to the New Space at Hudson River Park Pier 45, New York, July 2012. Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York

    Don’t miss the dots! Yayoi Kusama’s outdoor installation at Hudson River Park will be de-installed tomorrow. Kusama’s retrospective continues at the Whitney through this Sunday. 

    Yayoi Kusama with her installation Guidepost to the New Space at Hudson River Park Pier 45, New York, July 2012. Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York

  9. On September 20, 2012, the Whitney Contemporaries visited artist Dustin Yellin’s studio/exhibition space, The Intercourse, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. From afar, Yellin’s works look somewhat like aquariums. They’re made of various materials layered between panes of glass.

    On September 20, 2012, the Whitney Contemporaries visited artist Dustin Yellin’s studio/exhibition space, The Intercourse, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. From afar, Yellin’s works look somewhat like aquariums. They’re made of various materials layered between panes of glass.

  10. Fly back to me 
Spring flower
And I shall tie a string to you
Like this butterfly


I taste some of 
The drink in your
Glass that you leave
I drink to Yayoi
Now—-
I think of my princess.
Joseph Cornell wrote this poem—one of many!—for Yayoi Kusama when they knew each other in the 1960s in New York. See artifacts from their relationship as part of Kusama’s retrospective, which closes September 30. 
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

    Fly back to me 

    Spring flower

    And I shall tie a string to you

    Like this butterfly

    I taste some of 

    The drink in your

    Glass that you leave

    I drink to Yayoi

    Now—-

    I think of my princess.

    Joseph Cornell wrote this poem—one of many!—for Yayoi Kusama when they knew each other in the 1960s in New York. See artifacts from their relationship as part of Kusama’s retrospective, which closes September 30. 

    Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

  11. Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

    Details L to R: Accumulation No.2 (1962), Bronze Coat (1962), and Flower Overcoat (1964).

  12. Fireflies on the Water before the museum opened this morning. 

    Fireflies on the Water before the museum opened this morning. 

  13. Celebrate the Summer of Kusama by visiting her two outdoor installations in downtown Manhattan and her retrospective at the Whitney Museum. 

    Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Trees building wrap at 345 West 14th Street at 9th Avenue, New York (installation view). Image courtesy DDG Partners

    Installation view of Guidepost to the New Space at Pier 45, Hudson River Park, New York, 2012. Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York

  14. View installation photographs of our current Yayoi Kusama retrospective.
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

    View installation photographs of our current Yayoi Kusama retrospective.

    Installation view of Yayoi Kusama (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 12-September 30,2012). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

  15. For her work Yard (Sign) (2009/2012), Sharon Hayes reproduced found signs from lawns across America and created new signs using selected texts.  
Sharon Hayes: There’s so much I want to say to you is on view through September 9. 
laulaunyc:

okay, last one………..This Blood’s for you!

    For her work Yard (Sign) (2009/2012), Sharon Hayes reproduced found signs from lawns across America and created new signs using selected texts.  

    Sharon Hayes: There’s so much I want to say to you is on view through September 9. 

    laulaunyc:

    okay, last one………..This Blood’s for you!