1. When the nearly ten-foot-wide Four Darks in Red (1958) is seen close up as Mark Rothko intended, viewers are engulfed in an atmosphere of color.

    When the nearly ten-foot-wide Four Darks in Red (1958) is seen close up as Mark Rothko intended, viewers are engulfed in an atmosphere of color.

  2. Art Everywhere U.S. continues through August—keep your eyes peeled for works from our collection!

  3. Visiting Jeff Koons: A Retrospective? Listen to the audio guide, featuring commentary by the artist and curator Scott Rothkopf, among others.
Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014) Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

    Visiting Jeff Koons: A Retrospective? Listen to the audio guide, featuring commentary by the artist and curator Scott Rothkopf, among others.

    Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014) Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

  4. A look at the third floor galleries of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.

  5. This puzzle features Jeff Koons’s painting Loopy (1999) from the Easyfun series. Preorder now for a September delivery.

    This puzzle features Jeff Koons’s painting Loopy (1999) from the Easyfun series. Preorder now for a September delivery.

  6. Did you know these inflatable pool toys will never pop? Learn more on whitney.org.
Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

    Did you know these inflatable pool toys will never pop? Learn more on whitney.org.

    Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

  7. “I cross out words so you will see them more; the fact that they are obscured makes you want to read them.” —Jean-Michel Basquiat

    “I cross out words so you will see them more; the fact that they are obscured makes you want to read them.” —Jean-Michel Basquiat

  8. TGIF! Celebrate with some cake.
Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Cake, 1995–97. Oil on canvas; 125 3⁄8 x 116 3⁄8 in. (318.5 × 295.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

    TGIF! Celebrate with some cake.

    Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Cake, 1995–97. Oil on canvas; 125 3⁄8 x 116 3⁄8 in. (318.5 × 295.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

  9. “Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does. I’m always looking for source material.” —Jeff Koons
Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

    “Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does. I’m always looking for source material.” —Jeff Koons

    Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

  10. Planning to attend Jeff Koons: A Retrospective? Listen to the audio guide, featuring commentary by Jeff Koons and curator Scott Rothkopf, among others.
Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014) Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

    Planning to attend Jeff Koons: A Retrospective? Listen to the audio guide, featuring commentary by Jeff Koons and curator Scott Rothkopf, among others.

    Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014) Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

  11. Today, the two artists with whom the Whitney has been most closely identified were born: Edward Hopper in 1882 and Alexander Calder in 1898. You can see their work on the fifth-floor mezzanine. 

    Today, the two artists with whom the Whitney has been most closely identified were born: Edward Hopper in 1882 and Alexander Calder in 1898. You can see their work on the fifth-floor mezzanine

  12. Teens are invited to explore Jeff Koons: A Retrospective during a free event tomorrow. More info on whitney.org.
Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Olive Oyl, 2003. Oil on canvas; 108 × 84 in. (274.3 × 213.4 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

    Teens are invited to explore Jeff Koons: A Retrospective during a free event tomorrow. More info on whitney.org.

    Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Olive Oyl, 2003. Oil on canvas; 108 × 84 in. (274.3 × 213.4 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

  13. Photography is nature seen from the eyes outward, painting from the eyes inward.

    — Charles Sheeler, born today in 1883.

  14. What an artist is trying to do for people is to bring them closer to something, because art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.

    — David Hockney, born today in 1937.

  15. The Museum is closed today, but you can still get a sneak peek at Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Here’s the monumental painting, Tulips (1995–98), which is hanging over our restaurant. 

    The Museum is closed today, but you can still get a sneak peek at Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Here’s the monumental painting, Tulips (1995–98), which is hanging over our restaurant.