1. The fifth floor in fifteen seconds. 

  2. For nearly a decade, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim has worked with the Whitney to develop programs and resources for Deaf audiences. In this Whitney Stories video, Kim, who was born Deaf, discusses her use of sound as a medium, and speaks about the importance of removing barriers for museum audiences, both online and in person.

  3. Art is something that happens inside us. We look at things in the world, and we become excited by them. We understand our own possibilities of becoming. And that’s what art is.

    — Jeff Koons to The New York Times

  4. Cory Arcangel has been included in several exhibitions at the Whitney, among them the 2004 Biennial and his 2011 full-floor solo show, Pro Tools—both before the age of 35. In this Whitney Stories video, Arcangel speaks about his relationship to pop culture and avant-garde art, the complexities of working in the constantly-evolving realm of new media, and his history of taking risks at the Whitney.

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

  6. Whitney Stories: Carter Foster from Whitney Museum of American Art on Vimeo.

    When the Future Whitney opens next spring, its works on paper study center will allow scholars and students unprecedented access to the Museum’s vast array of twentieth and twenty-first century American drawings. In this Whitney Stories video, Carter Foster, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing, introduces plans for the space and describes the characteristics that make drawings a uniquely intimate form.

  7. 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.

  8. "When color becomes material, I’m really interested in that … When you put a bunch of string into a mess of paint, and the string takes on the color, the canvas also takes the color in unpredictable ways." —Dona Nelson talks about making String Beings (2013).

    Want to hear more from artists in the 2014 Biennial? Pick up a free Whitney Guide in the Lobby, a Windows Phone app featuring interviews with artists, commentary from the curators, and a tour for kids.

  9. Got a minute? Watch two years of construction on the Whitney’s new building in just under 60 seconds. 

  10. 2014 Biennial: Fred Lonidier from Whitney Museum of American Art on Vimeo.

    2014 Biennial artist Fred Lonidier speaks about his work detailing labor issues in light assembly plants in Tijuana. Londier will be leading a Teach-In this Friday evening that considers the connection between art production and the regulation of labor.

  11. This week, Academy Records presents two works running simultaneously in the Film and Video Gallery. The Bower, a film loop of blossoming cherry trees, plays continuously over the three-hour audio work No Jets, a field recording of the flight path to Chicago’s O’Hare airport during the flight delay after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Academy Records, still from The Bower, 2011-13. 16mm film, color, silent; approx. 1:30 minutes, looped. Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist. © Stephen Lacy

    This week, Academy Records presents two works running simultaneously in the Film and Video Gallery. The Bower, a film loop of blossoming cherry trees, plays continuously over the three-hour audio work No Jets, a field recording of the flight path to Chicago’s O’Hare airport during the flight delay after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    Academy Records, still from The Bower, 2011-13. 16mm film, color, silent; approx. 1:30 minutes, looped. Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist. © Stephen Lacy

  12. Whitney Stories: Vincent Punch from Whitney Museum of American Art on Vimeo.

    During the nearly fifteen years that Vincent Punch has been a guard at the Whitney, he has seen myriad exhibitions, snapped countless candid photos, and developed a distinct eye for spontaneous visual arrangements that take place every day in the galleries. In this Whitney Stories video, he shares his observations on working as a guard, and offers his unique perspective on the Whitney and its future.

  13. Exploring the 2014 Biennial this weekend? Pick up a free Whitney Guide in the Lobby, a Windows Phone app created exclusively for the Biennial featuring interviews with artists, commentary from the curators, and a tour for kids.

    Exploring the 2014 Biennial this weekend? Pick up a free Whitney Guide in the Lobby, a Windows Phone app created exclusively for the Biennial featuring interviews with artists, commentary from the curators, and a tour for kids.

  14. We don’t always realize that what we see…we also feel.

    — Biennial artist John Mason discusses ways of looking at sculpture and how he became an artist.

  15. Words are becoming as legitimate as the more traditional subject matter of painting, drawing, video, and sculpture.

    — The Millions on writing in the 2014 Biennial.