1. A look back at some of the dance, theater, and music that filled the galleries of the Whitney during the 2014 Biennial. [From top to bottom: My Barbarian; Miguel Gutierrez and Mickey Mahar; and Pauline Oliveros.]

  2. LAST CHANCE to see the 2014 Biennial before it closes Sunday! The seventy-seventh in the Museum’s ongoing series begun in 1932, this Biennial is the last to take place at 945 Madison Avenue before the Museum moves downtown in the spring of 2015.

  3. "For our system of government to work, there has to be that sway there. Otherwise we’re doomed. We have to question: maybe it’s this way; maybe it’s that way; probably it’s a bit of both. There’s some good in all bad. There’s some bad in all good." —Flawless Sabrina

    New on Whitney Stories: Flawless Sabrina, Biennial artist Zackary Drucker, and senior curatorial assistant Elisabeth Sherman discuss tarot card readings; the first drag contest Flawless Sabrina initiated in 1959; and the ever-changing landscape of New York City. 

  4. "Should you see it? That’s a silly question. Of course you should! It comes but once every two years, and it sets the baseline for art talk in between." —The New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl.

    The 2014 Biennial closes Sunday.

  5. With a roster of 103 participants at all points in their careers, the 2014 Biennial features a wide range of works—from painting and sculpture to photography and installation. See it before it closes May 25!

    With a roster of 103 participants at all points in their careers, the 2014 Biennial features a wide range of works—from painting and sculpture to photography and installation. See it before it closes May 25!

  6. #AmericanArtIs happening now. Visit the 2014 Biennial before it closes May 25 and have your say.

  7. 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

  8. art21:

    "Knowing when to stop, knowing when to say no…all these rules that aren’t written down for you, and you have to figure it out yourself through trial and error—and I’m learning as I go." —Jacolby Satterwhite

    New in Art21’s New York Close Up series: Artist Jacolby Satterwhite works down to the wire on his latest animation, Reifying Desire 6 (2014), leading into its premiere at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The artist is shown at work at Recess, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

    WATCH: Jacolby Satterwhite Is Going Public

    IMAGES: Production stills from the Art21 New York Close Up episode, Jacolby Satterwhite Is Going Public. © Art21, Inc. 2014. Artwork courtesy OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles and Mallorca Landings Gallery, Spain.

  9. How are artworks altered through the creation of facsimiles? This Saturday, poet Caroline Bergvall, scholar Lisa Gitelman, and artist William Pope.L respond to this question, facilitated by Triple Canopy editors. Get your tickets now. 
Triple Canopy, Pointing Machines I (Chestertown, Maryland), 2013. Pigmented inkjet print, 22 1/2 × 15 in. (57.2 × 38.1 cm). Collection of Triple Canopy

    How are artworks altered through the creation of facsimiles? This Saturday, poet Caroline Bergvall, scholar Lisa Gitelman, and artist William Pope.L respond to this question, facilitated by Triple Canopy editors. Get your tickets now. 

    Triple Canopy, Pointing Machines I (Chestertown, Maryland), 2013. Pigmented inkjet print, 22 1/2 × 15 in. (57.2 × 38.1 cm). Collection of Triple Canopy

  10. I found myself with 15 years of Western painting and art history studies under my belt, but suddenly realized that my own autobiography was more important to me than the 400 years of Western painting history that I had learned. I urgently wanted to figure out a way to abandon that conceptual sphere and to find something concrete that mattered to me.

    — 2014 Biennial artist Jacolby Satterwhite (via blackcontemporaryart)

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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. 

  15. 2014 Biennial artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst visit the apartment of drag performance icon Flawless Sabrina, who features in Drucker and Ernst’s video She Gone Rogue. Flawless Sabrina performs a tarot reading for Drucker and the two discuss the pitfalls of success. 

    As part of the Biennial, Flawless Sabrina will hold tarot card readings at her apartment the weeks of March 24–April 13. Visit the project’s ticketing site to schedule an appointment.