Then and Now: The Whitney Museum Compares NYC Artworks from its First Biennial to Today

      Much has changed in New York City in the nearly 100 years since the Whitney Museum of American Art launched its landmark exhibition, while some things have remained the same. The inaugural Whitney Biennial—a survey of contemporary American art—opened on November 22, 1932, and featured several works that highlighted life in New […]

The Whitney Museum to Showcase First AI Artmaking Software Created by Artist Harold Cohen + New ArtFrame System by Bantam Tools Bringing AI to Life

      Harold Cohen: AARON, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on February 3, 2024, examines the evolution of AARON, the first AI artmaking program, which was developed in the late 1960s by artist Harold Cohen. Beginning with AARON’s creation and early years, the exhibition explores the foundational stages of AI and […]

‘Ruth Asawa Through Line’ at The Whitney Museum of American Art

      Ruth Asawa Through Line, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on September 16, 2023, spotlights the work of groundbreaking artist Ruth Asawa (1926–2013). Known broadly for her rhythmic looped-wire sculptures, Asawa dedicated herself to daily drawing exercises, which served as the connective tissue―or through line―of her creative process and fueled […]

‘Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map’ will Open at The Whitney Museum of American Art in April

      Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map,on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from April 19 through August 13, 2023, is a recognition of a groundbreaking artist’s work. For nearly five decades, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, has charted an exceptional and unorthodox career as […]

Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror opens at The Whitney Museum of American Art

      The radical, inventive art of Jasper Johns (b. 1930) continues to influence today’s artists like few others. In an unprecedented collaboration, the Whitney and the Philadelphia Museum of Art will stage a simultaneous retrospective—the largest of Johns’s seven-decade career—that offers a fresh take on the living legend. From his iconic flags to […]

Dawoud Bey: An American Project opening at The Whitney Museum of American Art

      Dawoud Bey (b.1953, Queens, NY) has committed more than four decades to photographing underrepresented subjects and fostering dialogue that addresses African American history and contemporary society and politics. The artist’s first retrospective in twenty-five years, An American Project,, explores the arc of Bey’s career from 1975 to 2017 through nearly eighty works […]

Whitney Museum Presents Groundbreaking Eco Art Project with a Live Citrus Grove ~ The Harrisons, Survival Piece #5: Portable Orchard

Survival Piece #5: Portable Orchard, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on June 29, 2024, explores alternative, sustainable food systems in an imagined future where natural farming practices are obsolete. Artists Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, often referred to as “the Harrisons,” conceived and designed the project in 1972, a period when environmentalist movements in the United States were taking shape. Inspired by the growing social awareness of vulnerable ecosystems, the Harrisons developed “Survival Pieces,” proposals for installation projects that served as works of art and calls to action.

‘Natalie Ball: bilwi naats Ga’niipci’ On View at Whitney Museum of American Art

      Natalie Ball: bilwi naats Ga’niipciopening at the Whitney Museum of American Art today, November 17, 2023, is the first New York solo exhibition for boundary-breaking artist and community leader Natalie Ball. The exhibition presents a group of never-before-seen sculptural assemblages that deepen and destabilize understandings of Indigenous life in the United States. […]

Whitney Museum Presents a Three-Day Festival Celebrating Artist Harry Smith, December 8-10

      The Whitney Museum of American Art invites visitors of all ages to discover and celebrate artist Harry Smith’s eclectic life and creative pursuits in a three-day festival on Friday, December 8, through Sunday, December 10. My Harry features talks, screenings, artmaking workshops, performances, and listening sessions that explore Smith’s interests in the […]

‘Ilana Savdie: Radical Contractions’ to Open at Whitney Museum of American Art, July 14th

      Ilana Savdie: Radical Contractions, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art July 14, 2023, spotlights emerging powerhouse Ilana Savdie and her explorations of performance, transgression, identity, and power through vibrant and intense large-scale canvases. The artist’s striking new paintings and black-and-white drawings, which are foundational for her paintings, will debut at […]

Whitney Museum Reimagines Collection in New Exhibition Exploring ~ Inheritance

      Beginning Wednesday, June 28, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents Inheritance, an exhibition of nearly sixty artworks by forty-three leading artists that traces the profound impact of legacy across familial, historical, and aesthetic lines. Featuring primarily new acquisitions and rarely-seen works from the collection, this diverse array of paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, […]

Edward Hopper’s New York Opens at Whitney Museum of American Art with Digital Interactive Map of Sites He Painted as They Look Today

      Edward Hopper’s New York, on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from October 19, 2022, through March 5, 2023, offers an unprecedented examination of Hopper’s life and work in the city that he called home for nearly six decades (1908–67). The exhibition charts the artist’s enduring fascination with the city […]

Whitney Museum & Dorothy Lichtenstein Announce Donation of Roy Lichtenstein’s West Village Studio as New Home of Independent Study Program

      Dorothy Lichtenstein, widow of Roy Lichtenstein, and Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, today announced that the Lichtenstein family has promised to donate the late artist’s studio building to the Museum. The Whitney, which since moving downtown in 2015 has been a neighbor of […]

The Whitney presents First Solo Museum Exhibition, Salman Toor: How Will I Know

      Salman Toor’s first solo museum exhibition—originally scheduled to open in March 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic—will be presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art from November 13, 2020 to April 4, 2021. Primarily making intimate oil-on-panel works, Toor expands the tradition of figurative painting by melding sketch-like immediacy with […]

Pope L ~ Public Art Fund ~ Whitney Museum ~ MoMA ~ a Trio of Exhibitions

      Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration, is a trio of exhibitions organized by The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Public Art Fund. Utilizing both public and private spaces, the expansive presentation addresses many elements of the artist’s oeuvre, from singular early works to a monumental new installation and […]

The Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing Set to Open March 20th

      The Whitney Museum of American Art announces that 69 artists and 2 collectives will participate in Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing. Opening March 20, this is the 81st edition of the Museum’s landmark exhibition series, the longest-running survey of American art. A presentation of the most relevant art […]

Villa Albertine Announces 2023 Fall Season with Spotlight on Museums, Literature, Dance & Residencies

      Villa Albertine today announced its fall 2023 season: a packed schedule of performances, artists talks, and cultural events aimed at building exchange and collaboration between creative communities in the US, France, and beyond. *Save the Date for the unveiling of ‘The Little Prince’ on September 20th.

The Guggenheim Museum Celebrates Earth Day 2023 Around the World

      In celebration of Earth Day, the museum will host The World Around’s annual summit and its first Young Climate Prize, recognizing twenty-five extraordinary minds from diverse backgrounds under the age of twenty-five who are working to combat climate change. These climate pioneers will take part in a mentorship program and design academy, […]

‘Aliza Nisenbaum: Queens, Lindo y Querido’ to Open at Queens Museum

      Aliza Nisenbaum portrays human stories. With her magically exuberant color palette, she paints people, individually or in groups, with their countenance, posture, and immediate surroundings organically composed to depict their humanity. Aliza Nisenbaum: Queens, Lindo y Querido, opening April 23rd, chronicles the artist’s years-long engagement with people at the Queens Museum and its […]

Visiting ‘Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens’ at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

      Currently on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts is Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens, the artist’s first museum survey, examining the myths and realities of local familial and ancestral histories, and the convoluted notion of freedom in a country fraught with oppression and racism. The exhibition features DeVille’s work created over […]

The Exhibition ‘no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria’ to Open at The Whitney, Coinciding with Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

      no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria is organized to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria—a category 5 storm that hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. The exhibition explores how artists have responded to the transformative years since that event by bringing […]

‘Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces’ to Open at New Museum

      Opening November 10, 2022, the New Museum will present the first American museum survey exhibition devoted to Theaster Gates, encompassing the full range of the artist’s practice across a variety of media creating communal spaces for preservation, remembrance, and exchange. This landmark exhibition will be accompanied by a presentation of newly commissioned […]

Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet As It’s Kept ~ 63 Artists & Collectives Selected for the Eightieth Edition at The Whitney

      The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that sixty-three artists and collectives will be participating in Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept, co-organized by two Whitney curators, David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards. This will be the eightieth iteration in the long-running series of annual and biennial exhibitions launched by the […]

Museum of the City of New York to Unveil Mural by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya ‘Raise Your Voice’ as Part of “Activist New York’

      As a complement to its ongoing exhibition Activist New York, now entering its 10th anniversary, Museum of the City of New York will unveil a new immersive mural installation by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya that illustrates the resilience of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers, and solidarity across activist movements. Incorporating contemporary images and historical activist figures Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama, Phingbodhipakkiya’s installation “Raise Your Voice” invites audiences to consider their own power […]

‘Around Day’s End: Downtown New York, 1970-1986’ at The Whitney

      The exhibition pays homage to Gordon Matta-Clark’s legendary Day’s End (1975) and features works by twenty-two artists who engaged with the Meatpacking District and West Side piers, among other downtown Manhattan locations, in the 1970s and early 1980s. Around Day’s End also anticipates David Hammons’s monumental public artwork Day’s End,  located directly across […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

      Pride Month kicks-off a sizzling summer of fun, from an art & craft market at Westbeth, and music festival in Washington Square Park, to the Tribeca Festival and River to River Festival. Public Art Fund will unveil Cannula Hanska Luger: Attrition in City Hall Park, and Fotografiska New York will open its […]

‘Harvey Dinnerstein: Reflections on Life and Work’ to Open at Art Students League in June

      The Art Students League of New York presents Harvey Dinnerstein: Reflections on Life and Work, an exhibition celebrating League artist and instructor Harvey Dinnerstein (1928–2022). Honoring the artist’s storied career and impact on generations of League artists, the show surveys Dinnerstein’s practice in the figurative tradition from his early years as a […]

NYC AIDS Memorial Announces June 2024 Public Programs During Pride Month

      The New York City AIDS Memorial announces upcoming public programs in June 2024, during Pride Month. As a community site of remembrance, particularly for those impacted by the ongoing AIDS epidemic, the Memorial honors and acknowledges a complex history by serving as a platform for dialogue, advocacy, and programs that examine the […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the May 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

      Festivals, exhibitions, shows, walks, and a Portal to Ireland will be in full bloom during May, with the month ending on the high note of an exhibition of the work of Vivian Maier at Fotografiska, and the opening of The Roof Garden at The Met with its commissioned installation by Petrit Halilaj, […]

‘Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory’ on View at El Museo del Barrio

      El Museo del Barrio presents: Archaeology of Memory, the first retrospective exhibition by the pioneering installation artist, curator, and theorist. Born in 1943 to a Mexican immigrant family, Mesa-Bains has been a leading figure in Chicanx art for nearly half a century. Her practice explores intersectional feminist themes, environmentally centered spirituality, and […]

Ford Foundation Gallery Presents ‘Cantando Bajito: Testimonies’ in March

      Translated into English as “singing softly,” the exhibition series title is drawn from a phrase used by Dora María Téllez Argüello, a now-liberated Nicaraguan political prisoner, to describe the singing exercises she did while she was incarcerated in isolation. Helping her to conserve her voice and defeat the political terror she endured, […]