1. Planning to attend Jeff Koons: A Retrospective? Listen to the audio guide, featuring commentary by Jeff Koons and curator Scott Rothkopf, among others.
Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014) Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

    Planning to attend Jeff Koons: A Retrospective? Listen to the audio guide, featuring commentary by Jeff Koons and curator Scott Rothkopf, among others.

    Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014) Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

  2. We love your Jeff Koons selfies!

  3. 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.

  4. Today, the two artists with whom the Whitney has been most closely identified were born: Edward Hopper in 1882 and Alexander Calder in 1898. You can see their work on the fifth-floor mezzanine. 

    Today, the two artists with whom the Whitney has been most closely identified were born: Edward Hopper in 1882 and Alexander Calder in 1898. You can see their work on the fifth-floor mezzanine

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

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

  6. Lost dog!

    Lost dog!

  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. The fifth-floor galleries reopen today with three new exhibitions. Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts includes iconic works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and many others. The fifth-floor mezzanine galleries will sample the Whitney’s holdings of work by Edward Hopper, whose work will be shown alongside examples of contemporary photography, and Alexander Calder.
Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Second Story Sunlight, 1960. Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art. © Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

    The fifth-floor galleries reopen today with three new exhibitions. Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts includes iconic works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and many others. The fifth-floor mezzanine galleries will sample the Whitney’s holdings of work by Edward Hopper, whose work will be shown alongside examples of contemporary photography, and Alexander Calder.

    Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Second Story Sunlight, 1960. Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art. © Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

  9. Three Brillo Boxes and Three Flags! Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts opens tomorrow.

    Three Brillo Boxes and Three Flags! Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts opens tomorrow.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. For his Banality series, Jeff Koons worked with traditional German and Italian craftsmen to enlarge the subjects and render them in gilt porcelain and polychromed wood, materials more associated with housewares and tchotchkes than contemporary art.
Photograph via mcmondays.

    For his Banality series, Jeff Koons worked with traditional German and Italian craftsmen to enlarge the subjects and render them in gilt porcelain and polychromed wood, materials more associated with housewares and tchotchkes than contemporary art.

    Photograph via mcmondays.

  14. "A strong case for the rigor and, often, the beauty of Koons’s art." The New Yorker reviews Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.
Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Rabbit, 1986. Stainless steel; 41 × 19 × 12 in. (104.1 × 48.3 × 30.5 cm). Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; partial gift of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 2000.21. © Jeff Koons

    "A strong case for the rigor and, often, the beauty of Koons’s art." The New Yorker reviews Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.

    Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Rabbit, 1986. Stainless steel; 41 × 19 × 12 in. (104.1 × 48.3 × 30.5 cm). Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; partial gift of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 2000.21. © Jeff Koons

  15. Happy Fourth of July! Three Flags will hit billboards nationwide this August as part of Art Everywhere US. The real thing will also be on view at the Whitney later this month.
Jasper Johns (b. 1930), Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of the Gilman Foundation Inc., The Lauder Foundation, A. Alfred Taubman, Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, and purchase. Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

    Happy Fourth of July! Three Flags will hit billboards nationwide this August as part of Art Everywhere US. The real thing will also be on view at the Whitney later this month.

    Jasper Johns (b. 1930), Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of the Gilman Foundation Inc., The Lauder Foundation, A. Alfred Taubman, Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, and purchase. Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY