1. Miss our Shared Spaces symposium on the museum in the age of social media? We documented the evening—peruse videos on whitney.org.
Enxuto & Love (2009), Anonymous Painting 3D #V2 GE_W202_03, 2013. Inkjet on cotton, 40 x 52 inches. Courtesy the artists

    Miss our Shared Spaces symposium on the museum in the age of social media? We documented the evening—peruse videos on whitney.org.

    Enxuto & Love (2009), Anonymous Painting 3D #V2 GE_W202_03, 2013. Inkjet on cotton, 40 x 52 inches. Courtesy the artists

  2. This Tuesday, join us for Shared Spaces: Social Media and Museum Structures, a two-part symposium addressing the transformation of the museum in the age of social media.
Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), Yada, Yada, Yada, 2013

    This Tuesday, join us for Shared Spaces: Social Media and Museum Structures, a two-part symposium addressing the transformation of the museum in the age of social media.

    Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), Yada, Yada, Yada, 2013

  3. On the occasion of Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE, writers A.M. Homes and Lynne Tillman read from their own work and explored the past, present, and future of literary themes such as national identity, blurred boundaries between private and public, and the fallen American Dream. Listen to the entire program on whitney.org. 

    On the occasion of Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE, writers A.M. Homes and Lynne Tillman read from their own work and explored the past, present, and future of literary themes such as national identity, blurred boundaries between private and public, and the fallen American Dream. Listen to the entire program on whitney.org

  4. On June 20, Anne Carson and Elizabeth Strout read selections of literature and poetry that are evocative of the mood and stylistic impulses in Edward Hopper’s art. Listen to the entire program online. 

    On June 20, Anne Carson and Elizabeth Strout read selections of literature and poetry that are evocative of the mood and stylistic impulses in Edward Hopper’s art. Listen to the entire program online. 

  5. It’s much more interesting to me to see the leftovers of something and use your imagination than to see it being made.

    — Artist Sarah Sze at last night’s annual Annenberg Lecture. We’ll let you know when the audio is posted on our website.

  6. On November 5, Sarah Sze joins Whitney Director Adam Weinberg for the annual Annenberg Lecture. Reserve a free ticket. 

Sarah Sze, Notepad, 2008 (detail). Color offset lithograph and laser engraving, bound as composition pad, dimensions variable. Edition no. 24/40. Printed and published by LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Print Committee  2008.299 © Sarah Sze

    On November 5, Sarah Sze joins Whitney Director Adam Weinberg for the annual Annenberg Lecture. Reserve a free ticket

    Sarah SzeNotepad, 2008 (detail). Color offset lithograph and laser engraving, bound as composition pad, dimensions variable. Edition no. 24/40. Printed and published by LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Print Committee  2008.299 © Sarah Sze

  7. Have the vision, and then let the vision lead you.

    — Artist Janine Antoni at last night’s panel on art and obsession inspired by Yayoi Kusama

  8. On September 13, join us for Obsess, Create, and Repeat, a Yayoi Kusama-inspired panel discussion featuring artist Janine Antoni.
Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), I Want to Live Honestly, Like the Eye in the Picture, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 51 5/16 × 63 3/4 in. (130.3 × 162 cm). Collection of the artist. © Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo; Victoria Miro Gallery, London

    On September 13, join us for Obsess, Create, and Repeat, a Yayoi Kusama-inspired panel discussion featuring artist Janine Antoni.

    Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), I Want to Live Honestly, Like the Eye in the Picture, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 51 5/16 × 63 3/4 in. (130.3 × 162 cm). Collection of the artist. © Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo; Victoria Miro Gallery, London

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Latoya Ruby Fraizer performance at the Whitney Biennial

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    Latoya Ruby Fraizer performance at the Whitney Biennial

  10. Audio of filmmaker Werner Herzog’s talk with 2012 Biennial curators Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman is now up on our website. Hearsay of the Soul, Herzog’s Biennial contribution is on view through May 27, 2012. 
Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

    Audio of filmmaker Werner Herzog’s talk with 2012 Biennial curators Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman is now up on our website. Hearsay of the SoulHerzog’s Biennial contribution is on view through May 27, 2012. 

    Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke


  11. "In a way, I am like a sore thumb in your museum. In another way, I belong here and I’m proud to be here." 
See tweets and photos from Werner Herzog’s talk with the Biennial curators via Storify. 

    "In a way, I am like a sore thumb in your museum. In another way, I belong here and I’m proud to be here." 

    See tweets and photos from Werner Herzog’s talk with the Biennial curators via Storify. 

  12. Werner Herzog shared slides of work by his favorite artists (Grünewaldda VinciSeghers) during today’s talk with Biennial curators Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman. 

  13. Wu Tsang, Production still from WILDNESS, 2012. © Wu Tsang; courtesy the artist 
Tsang will join fellow filmmaker Matt Wolf in conversation on Sunday.

    Wu Tsang, Production still from WILDNESS, 2012. © Wu Tsang; courtesy the artist 

    Tsang will join fellow filmmaker Matt Wolf in conversation on Sunday.

  14. Werner Herzog reads his wall label at the 2012 Biennial opening party. 
Herzog will discuss his Biennial contribution with exhibition curators Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman Thursday, May 17 at noon. Free with admission, but reservations are required. 

    Werner Herzog reads his wall label at the 2012 Biennial opening party. 

    Herzog will discuss his Biennial contribution with exhibition curators Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman Thursday, May 17 at noon. Free with admission, but reservations are required. 

  15. On April 20, 2012, award-winning filmmaker and Biennial artist Laura Poitras was joined by computer security expert and privacy advocate Jacob Appelbaum and National Security Agency whistle-blower Bill Binney to present an artistic and practical commentary on living in the contemporary Panopticon. Interactive installations by Stimulate (above) allowed viewers a dramatic glimpse of surveillance in action.   Laura Poitras’ work is being screened May 30 through June 3 as part of the Biennial.  
Photograph by Oresti Tsonopoulos

    On April 20, 2012, award-winning filmmaker and Biennial artist Laura Poitras was joined by computer security expert and privacy advocate Jacob Appelbaum and National Security Agency whistle-blower Bill Binney to present an artistic and practical commentary on living in the contemporary Panopticon. Interactive installations by Stimulate (above) allowed viewers a dramatic glimpse of surveillance in action.  

    Laura Poitras’ work is being screened May 30 through June 3 as part of the Biennial. 
     

    Photograph by Oresti Tsonopoulos