1. We love your Jeff Koons selfies!

  2. Detail of Jeff Koons's Play-Doh (1994–2014) via lizacharlesworth1.

    Detail of Jeff Koons's Play-Doh (1994–2014) via lizacharlesworth1.

  3. 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

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

    — Charles Sheeler, born today in 1883.

  5. We want to see YOU in Jeff Koons: A Retrospective! Share your photos with the hashtags #Koons #ArtSelfie, and we’ll regram our favs every week. Don’t forget to tag @whitneymuseum. 

    We want to see YOU in Jeff Koons: A Retrospective! Share your photos with the hashtags #Koons #ArtSelfie, and we’ll regram our favs every week. Don’t forget to tag @whitneymuseum

  6. 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.

  7. The finalists have been announced and eleven works from the Whitney’s collection will appear in Art Everywhere U.S., the initiative that will transform billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms, and more into a free, open-air art gallery across the country. Look for them this August!

  8. Can’t get enough of the 2014 Biennial? The third floor galleries curated by Stuart Comer are on view through Sunday. 

    Can’t get enough of the 2014 Biennial? The third floor galleries curated by Stuart Comer are on view through Sunday. 

  9. "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.

  10. Tonight, Biennial artist Dawoud Bey, along with art historian and curator Sarah Lewis and scholar Imani Perry, will reflect on the role of art and photography in the visualization and construction of race, memory, and history. Follow along on Twitter.
Dawoud Bey, Barack Obama, 2008. Pigmented inkjet print. Collection of the artist; courtesy Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago 

    Tonight, Biennial artist Dawoud Bey, along with art historian and curator Sarah Lewis and scholar Imani Perry, will reflect on the role of art and photography in the visualization and construction of race, memory, and history. Follow along on Twitter.

    Dawoud Bey, Barack Obama, 2008. Pigmented inkjet print. Collection of the artist; courtesy Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago 

  11. 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!

  12. We’re proud to announce that artist Zoe Leonard is the recipient of the eighth Bucksbaum Award. The prestigious award, established by Whitney trustee Melva Bucksbaum and her family, is given every two years to one of the artists in the Biennial whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination.
Zoe Leonard (b. 1961), 945 Madison Avenue, 2014 (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Collection of the artist; courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Murray Guy, New York; and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan. Photograph by Bill Jacobson Studio, New York

    We’re proud to announce that artist Zoe Leonard is the recipient of the eighth Bucksbaum Award. The prestigious award, established by Whitney trustee Melva Bucksbaum and her family, is given every two years to one of the artists in the Biennial whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination.

    Zoe Leonard (b. 1961), 945 Madison Avenue, 2014 (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Collection of the artist; courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Murray Guy, New York; and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan. Photograph by Bill Jacobson Studio, New York

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

  14. On May 19, Biennial artist Dawoud Bey, along with art historian and curator Sarah Lewis and scholar Imani Perry, will reflect on the role of art and photography in the visualization and construction of race, memory, and history. Get your tickets now on whitney.org. 
Dawoud Bey (b. 1953), Maxine Adams and Amelia Maxwell (from The Birmingham Project), 2012. Two pigmented inkjet prints mounted on dibond, 40 × 64 in. (101.6 × 162.6 cm) overall. Collection of the artist. © Dawoud Bey

    On May 19, Biennial artist Dawoud Bey, along with art historian and curator Sarah Lewis and scholar Imani Perry, will reflect on the role of art and photography in the visualization and construction of race, memory, and history. Get your tickets now on whitney.org

    Dawoud Bey (b. 1953), Maxine Adams and Amelia Maxwell (from The Birmingham Project), 2012. Two pigmented inkjet prints mounted on dibond, 40 × 64 in. (101.6 × 162.6 cm) overall. Collection of the artist. © Dawoud Bey

  15. 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