Whitney Museum of American Art

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Acquisitions

Whitney Museum acquires 88 works by biennial artists

The works, by 40 artists, are among 250 that have entered the collection since the spring

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Wayne Thiebaud’s little-known paintings of the Southwest to Shirin Neshat’s exhibition of Iranian women artists

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Betye Saar’s mysticism at MoMA to the first retrospective dedicated to conceptual photographer Duane Michals at the Morgan Library and Museum

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the LMCC’s Art Center inaugural season to William Powhida’s watercolour memes

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David Hammons

Whitney Museum breaks ground on public installation by David Hammons

The museum celebrated the project, due to be completed in 2020, with a NYPD fireboat performance and specially commissioned jazz composition

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Museums & Heritage

Philanthropy, but at what price? US museums wake up to public's ethical concerns

Daniel Weiss, Adam Weinberg and other museum leaders speak out following the fallout from the resignation of the Whitney’s vice chairman and the ongoing Sackler affair

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Public art

David Hammons’s public sculpture on the Hudson River will now be beachfront property

Gansevoort Peninsula, the site of Day’s End, will also include a 5.65-acre park, wetlands and kayak launch

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum vice chairman Warren Kanders steps down after months of protests

His company Safariland has been criticised for manufacturing tear gas canisters that have been used on asylum seekers along the US-Mexico border

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Whitney Biennial

Four artists withdraw their work from the Whitney Biennial

The move follows on-going calls for the resignation of the museum board's vice chairman

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Museums & Heritage

Donna De Salvo steps down as Whitney senior curator

After organising popular shows like a Warhol retrospective, she resigns to “pursue other interests’’

Podcast

Should museums sell works of art? Plus, activism at the Whitney Biennial

After the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's sale of its Rothko, we discuss the principles that guide deaccessioning in the US and speak to activists about the Whitney vice-chairman's problematic link to a weapons manufacturer

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Biennials & festivals

Everything is good at the Whitney Biennial but nothing makes a difference

Despite a history of protest and a very present controversy at the museum, this year’s survey of American contemporary art is missing a radical spirit

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Biennials & festivals

Whitney Biennial aims to focus on artists but—as protests mount—it cannot escape politics

The Whitney Museum has turned to two in-house curators to put together a show that celebrates diversity in American art—but as in 2017, the biennial is already mired in controversy

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Many Whitney Biennial artists sign letter calling for museum vice chairman's removal

Letter cites Warren B. Kanders's role in company that manufactured tear gas used at US border

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Whitney Biennial

'I stand in solidarity with the staff and say no': Michael Rakowitz on why he turned down the Whitney Biennial

Recent controversies over the museum's board prompt artist to question participation in this year's event

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Acquisitions

Whitney acquires Abstract Expressionist painting by Norman Lewis

The museum will show the underrecognised African American artist's work alongside pieces by his contemporaries

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Two venues of Andy Warhol, and young painter Theodora Allen's ancient symbolism

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Exhibitions

Essential viewing: Warhol from A to B and Back Again at New York’s Whitney Museum

The sprawling show is a needed revisit for those who remember Warhol as a living, brilliant savant, taste-maker and oddball

Comment

The recent protests at the Whitney show museum trustees’ dealings cannot be ignored

The same old arguments in favour of ignoring the business dealings of trustees, of pretending museum programming can function independently of those funding it, cannot stand for long

Podcast

2018: the year in review

Our London and New York teams ponder 2018's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Protesters stream into Whitney, calling for removal of board vice chairman

They assailed the trustee's business ties to the tear gas fired by US border agents

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Whitney staff members assail vice chairman’s business tie to tear gas attacks at US border

In a letter, they express ‘outrage’ over a connection to a military and law enforcement supplier

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Linda on the loose

Andy Warhol is back again and better than ever—thanks to the Whitney’s Donna De Salvo

Podcast

Andy Warhol (part one): Whitney curator Donna De Salvo on the key moments of the king of Pop art's career

From his early life as a commercial artist to his celebrity portraits, as well as his relationship with a certain Donald Trump. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Exhibitions

Andy Warhol for the Instagram age: huge retrospective opens at the Whitney in New York

Exhibition spanning four decades looks to introduce the king of Pop art to the social media generation

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Andy Warhol

Is Warhol to blame for Trump? Pop pioneer's work touches on many issues facing America today

“It’s a very potent time to raise many of these issues,” says curator of the Warhol survey opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Be dazzled by Mary Corse's light at the Whitney or catch the Met's Heavenly Bodies before it closes

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Culture Pass has New Yorkers reaching for their library cards—but demand is exceeding supply

New scheme offering free tickets to some of the city’s most popular museums had thousands of responses

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Exhibitions

David Wojnarowicz was a poet, a fighter, a hustler, a survivor

The many sides of a complicated artist are explored with the freshness, polish, and insight in the Whitney Museum’s retrospective

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Exhibitions

David Wojnarowicz’s furiously prolific but short-lived career explored in major show

As US culture wars reignite, the Whitney Museum stages a timely exhibition of New York’s finest firebrand

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Public art

Public review open for David Hammons’s Day’s End proposal

The “ghost monument” in Hudson River Park would be paid for and maintained by the Whitney Museum

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Exhibitions

Whitney’s Warhol: new blockbuster show to reinvent artist for the Instagram age

Museum’s director Adam Weinberg explains why exhibition took eight years to realise and why it will be "selfie-central"

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Frieze New York

Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism

Imposing open-air work made of African farming fabric opens at New York fair this week

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Exhibitions

History repeating itself? Three major US shows look at 1930s art and political climate

Exhibitions of Grant Wood, Precisionism and interwar Europe draw parallels with today

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Linda on the loose

The Whitney delivers with an artist double-header: Zoe Leonard and Grant Wood

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The ethics of appropriation

Can art represent the culture of marginalised groups without exploiting them? Jillian Steinhauer investigates

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Exhibitions

Time to look: Laura Owens’s self-reflective paintings demand considered attention

Visitors should not rush through the Los Angeles artist’s mid-career survey at New York’s Whitney Museum

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Exhibitions

The man without a face: Jimmie Durham at the Whitney Museum

Questions about identity abound in the travelling retrospective of the American artist’s work

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Public art

Whitney makes the case for David Hammons’s ‘ghost monument’ on the Hudson River

The museum presented its proposal for the public work at a community board meeting Wednesday night—and early reactions were positive

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Features

New museums: the rise of cryptic cathedrals of the cosmos

Charles Jencks revisits his article written for The Art Newspaper in 2000 to survey how museum architecture has evolved since the millennium

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Whitney Museum turns over its column-free fifth floor to artists

The museum’s new programme Open Plan will present large-scale installations by Michael Heizer, Andrea Fraser and others

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Performance art

Performance pioneers DANCENOISE take centre stage at the Whitney