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. 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. 

  3. In Sarah Michelson's 4—the culmination of her Devotion series—the choreographer continued to explore the dialogue between the form and history of dance through intense physicality, rigorous formal structures, and precise staging.

  4. The groundhog’s shadow isn’t the only one on view today. Check out Ken Jacobs’s 3-D shadow-play in Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970–1980, closing today.
Ken Jacobs, "Slow is Beauty”—Rodin, Idea Warehouse, November 1974. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by J. F. Brown

    The groundhog’s shadow isn’t the only one on view today. Check out Ken Jacobs’s 3-D shadow-play in Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970–1980, closing today.

    Ken Jacobs, "Slow is Beauty”—Rodin, Idea Warehouse, November 1974. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by J. F. Brown

  5. CLOSING SUNDAY! Celebrated by The New York Observer as “an essential show,” Rituals of Rented Island revisits 1970s Manhattan—a groundbreaking moment in the history of performance art—through installations, film and video, objects, photographs, and other ephemera.

  6. Tonight, artist Theodora Skipitares will lead an evening of performance and demonstration around her practice of puppet theater.
Theodora Skipitares, Skysaver, performance at Galerie ak, Frankfurt, November 8–16, 1980. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Christian Hanussek

    Tonight, artist Theodora Skipitares will lead an evening of performance and demonstration around her practice of puppet theater.

    Theodora Skipitares, Skysaver, performance at Galerie ak, Frankfurt, November 8–16, 1980. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Christian Hanussek

  7. Art in America talks to curator Jay Sanders about his upcoming exhibition, Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970–1980, opening October 31.
Kipper Kids, performance at Vanguard Gallery, Los Angles, 1978. © Kipper Kids, courtesy the artist

    Art in America talks to curator Jay Sanders about his upcoming exhibition, Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970–1980, opening October 31.

    Kipper Kids, performance at Vanguard Gallery, Los Angles, 1978. © Kipper Kids, courtesy the artist

  8. Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran’s week-long Biennial residency included a cover of Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)” with taiko drummers, among many other events. 

  9. Richard Maxwell and New York City Players in open rehearsal. 
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Richard Maxwell making/being art at the Whitney Biennial yesterday.

    Richard Maxwell and New York City Players in open rehearsal. 

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    Richard Maxwell making/being art at the Whitney Biennial yesterday.

  10. Richard Maxwell, Notes, 1998–2007. See Maxwell rehearse his new play on the 4th Floor during museum hours April 25-29, 2012. 

    Richard MaxwellNotes, 1998–2007. See Maxwell rehearse his new play on the 4th Floor during museum hours April 25-29, 2012. 

  11. Biennial curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders recount how a comment from playwright Richard Maxwell about the Whitney’s 4th Floor led them to a new vision of the exhibition. 

  12. Richard Maxwell and New York City Players rehearsing a new play at the Whitney Museum, April 24, 2012. They will be rehearsing on our 4th Floor through Sunday, April 29. 
Photograph by Sascha van Riel for Artforum

    Richard Maxwell and New York City Players rehearsing a new play at the Whitney Museum, April 24, 2012. They will be rehearsing on our 4th Floor through Sunday, April 29. 

    Photograph by Sascha van Riel for Artforum

  13. Prop table for playwright Richard Maxwell’s 4th Floor residency, which runs through April 29 as part of the Biennial. Photograph by Sarah Meller in our marketing department. 

    Prop table for playwright Richard Maxwell’s 4th Floor residency, which runs through April 29 as part of the Biennial. Photograph by Sarah Meller in our marketing department. 

  14. "We didn’t want to just do a show on the Whitney’s fourth floor. It didn’t make sense to carry over the trappings of theater into a museum structure. It would be a forced fit. In my work, I embrace the environment and the circumstances. So you’ll see me working with four or five actors, a set designer, a costume designer, and some other folks. We’re rehearsing our next play. It’s a real work, not something we’re drumming up for the biennial."

    Playwright Richard Maxwell wrote 500 words about his Biennial residency for Artforum.  His company, New York City Players, will be on the 4th Floor of the Whitney Museum through April 29.