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Whitney Museum workers protest outside the institution’s fundraising gala over union contract negotiations

Around 100 demonstrators rallied outside the institution during its gala, hoping to give greater urgency to ongoing negotiations with museum leaders

Six must-see shows during Frieze New York

From Genesis P-Orridge at Pioneer Works to Louise Bourgeois at the Met, our pick of the best exhibitions in the city this week

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The 2022 Whitney Biennial spotlights video artists who are pushing the medium forward

Works by Alfredo Jaar, Dave McKenzie and the collective Moved by the Motion are among the most powerful in the crowded exhibition

Review: Does the Whitney Biennial really reflect the world today?

Plus, the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories opens in Washington and Raphael's late self-portrait at London's National Gallery

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The 2022 Whitney Biennial in five key themes

The latest iteration of the Whitney Museum's closely-watched exhibition is structured around a contrast between light and dark, but a few motifs provide alternate ways of navigating the massive show

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Whitney Museum staff protest against stalled contract negotiations at biennial’s VIP opening

Guests arriving at Tuesday’s reception were handed leaflets explaining the current state of negotiations between the newly formed union and museum administration

Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s studio building donated to Whitney Museum

The building, just a few blocks from the museum, will be renovated and used as a permanent home for the Whitney’s Independent Study Program

The next Whitney Biennial’s 63 participating artists and collectives revealed

The exhibition’s 80th iteration, originally scheduled for 2021, will open on 6 April with its own official symbol

The Big Review: Jasper Johns at the Whitney Museum of American Art

The New York incarnation of this two-venue retrospective of the veteran American artist has sublime moments, but needs a much more thorough edit

The Whitney gives vast Andy Warhol research archive to MoMA

The museum also announced the publication of the second volume of Warhol's catalogue raisonné focused on films made between 1963 and 1965

Jasper Johns: a radical look at a colossus of post-war American art

Plus, Venice's tourism problem and Finnish artist Outi Heiskanen

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Seeing double: huge Jasper Johns retrospective opens in two cities, 100 miles apart

Simultaneous shows in New York and Philadelphia cover the artist's seven-decade career and include more than 550 works in total

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When makers take the mic: the rise of the artist-hosted podcast

Carrie Mae Weems and Emma Cousin are behind two of the latest podcasts to feature artists in conversation with artists

Whitney voluntarily recognises a union local, sparing employees the need to organise a vote

From curators to porters, more than 180 workers are involved in the effort as labour campaigns multiply among US art institutions

Exclusive survey: what progress have US museums made on diversity, after a year of racial reckoning?

We asked art institutions around the country about their efforts to diversify their workforces, exhibition programmes, permanent collections and audiences

Employees at the Whitney and Hispanic Society seek to unionise

Job stability and ongoing inequities have become even more pressing during the pandemic, workers say

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Wangechi Mutu at Gladstone, Adriana Varejão at Gagosian and the unveiling of Day’s End by David Hammons

Top shows to see in New York during Frieze week

From Eva Hesse and Hannah Wilke at Acquavella Galleries to Deana Lawson at the Guggenheim

David Hammons's monumental public sculpture Day's End is done

The steel frame structure, which recreates the outline of a former warehouse on the Hudson River, is now a permanent fixture on the shoreline

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Ray Johnson at David Zwirner to Dawoud Bey at the Whitney

Dawoud Bey on his new show spanning 1970s street photography to poignant nocturnal landscapes

The US photographer's travelling exhibition, which opens at the Whitney Museum in New York, charts his four decades documenting the African American experience

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Ann Craven at Karma to Madeline Hollander at the Whitney

A brush with... Julie Mehretu

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Kara Walker to Chris Abani

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Julie Mehretu’s mid-career survey at the Whitney to the Frick Collection’s temporary encampment in the Breuer building

Whitney lays off 15 more staff members, citing ‘extremely low’ attendance

Museum’s director notes that it may take until 2025 for tourists to return in force to New York

The Big Review—Working Together: the photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

An important show reflects a New York collective’s chronicles of Black life amid pervasive discrimination in the 1960s and 1970s

The biggest art exhibitions opening around the world in 2021

The new year's must-see shows include Vermeer and Botticelli blockbusters; major Jasper Johns and Yayoi Kusama retrospectives; and sweeping surveys on Iran, slavery and queer art

The story behind a student who discovered Edward Hopper's earliest paintings were copies

New research finds teenage artist's landscapes were based on a magazine for amateurs learning how to paint

Whitney postpones 2021 biennial by one year

Pandemic complicated organisational efforts by curators and stymied artists