1. Close looking: Gregory Crewdson’s Untitled (north by northwest) (2004) on view in Edward Hopper and Photography.

    Close looking: Gregory Crewdson’s Untitled (north by northwest) (2004) on view in Edward Hopper and Photography.

  2. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.

    — Man Ray, born today in 1890. 

  3. Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is full of reflective surfaces. Tag your best #Koons #ArtSelfie with @whitneymuseum on Twitter and Instagram. We’re regramming our favorites every week.

    Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is full of reflective surfaces. Tag your best #Koons #ArtSelfie with @whitneymuseum on Twitter and Instagram. We’re regramming our favorites every week.

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

  5. We love your Jeff Koons selfies!

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

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

  7. 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

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

    — Charles Sheeler, born today in 1883.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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. 

  13. "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.

  14. 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 

  15. 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!