What to Eat, See and Do in Manhattan 

Broadway enthusiasts, art aficionados and food lovers will find new offerings in and around Times Square and in neighborhoods below 42nd Street, heralding the promise of a vibrant recovery.

#art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hells-kitchen-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #meatpacking-district-manhattan-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #tribeca-manhattan-ny, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

A Whitney Biennial of Shadow and Light

After three years of soul-rattling history, this year’s survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art is reflective and adult-thinking. It opens to the public April 6.

#art, #coronavirus-reopenings, #museums, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Whitney Biennial Curators Seek American Art on the Border

As they put the final touches to the influential survey of American art, two curators went on the road to test their hunches, and found value in stepping outside.

#art, #border-barriers, #breslin-david-curator, #cha-theresa-hak-kyung, #immigration-and-emigration, #los-angeles-calif, #martinez-daniel-joseph, #museums, #ramirez-marcos-erre-1961, #tijuana-mexico, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

My Artist Ghost

Nearly 30 years ago, Denyse Thomasos forged a form of abstraction that depicted the unspeakable and unimaginable confinement in slave ships and prisons. Her work had to be seen at the Biennial.

#art, #art-gallery-of-ontario, #black-people, #blumenfeld-development-group, #breslin-david-curator, #canada, #cannon-steve, #cha-theresa-hak-kyung, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #eastern-state-penitentiary, #gathering-of-the-tribes-a, #hammons-david, #museums, #queens-museum, #slavery-historical, #trinidad-and-tobago, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Josh Kline: Living in the Ruined World

At LAXART in Los Angeles, the artist imagines an unmoored but romantic life in the post-climate change future.

#adaptation-exhibit, #art, #global-warming, #kline-josh-1979, #laxart-nonprofit, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Whitney Biennial Picks 63 Artists to Take Stock of Now

The influential exhibition, which opens in April, will lean toward the conceptual, with particular attention to Native artists and the U.S.-Mexico border.

#art, #barrada-yto, #belmore-rebecca, #breslin-david-curator, #cha-theresa-hak-kyung, #chacon-raven, #edwards-adrienne, #green-renee, #museums, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Alice Trumbull Mason, Alone and With Friends

A poignant gallery show of the artist’s “Shutter Paintings” is paired with an exceptional Whitney exhibition of the forward-looking prints that she and her contemporaries made in days gone by.

#art, #labyrinth-of-forms-women-and-abstraction-1930-1950-exhibit, #mason-alice-trumbull-1904-71, #washburn-gallery-manhattan-ny, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

In the Lower Ninth Ward, an Artist Renews His Purpose

Kevin Beasley was invited to create an installation in New Orleans for a few months. Instead he bought land, and met his neighbors.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #beasley-kevin, #black-people, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #new-orleans-la, #philanthropy, #prospect-new-orleans, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Best Art Exhibitions of 2021

Ambitious museum shows in Tulsa, Richmond, and Louisville left an imprint. Jasper Johns, Maya Lin and Latino artists shone. And the high quality of gallery shows of women was dizzying and gratifying.

#aguilar-laura-1959-2018, #art, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #bhabha-huma, #black-lives-matter-movement, #chu-anne, #dancy-mira-artist, #dodd-lois, #estamos-bien-la-trienal-20-21-exhibit, #gardner-isabella-stewart-museum, #ghost-forest-exhibit, #glenn-copeland-beverly, #greenwood-rising-black-wall-street-history-center-tulsa-okla, #hammer-barbara-1939, #johns-jasper, #kielar-anya, #lassnig-maria, #lin-maya, #mehretu-julie, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #neel-alice, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #ogrady-lorraine-1934, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #promise-witness-remembrance-exhibit, #rosenstein-erna-1913-2004, #smith-jaune-quick-to-see, #speed-art-museum, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #the-dirty-south-contemporary-art-material-culture-and-the-sonic-impulse-exhibit, #titian-1490-1576, #tsang-wu-1982, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Looking at Surrealist Art in Our Own Surreal Age

When viewed as a vehicle for various forms of liberation, the movement remains highly resonant even a century after its heyday.

#art, #breton-andre, #dali-salvador, #holiday-issue-2021, #johns-jasper, #magritte-rene, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #surrealism-beyond-borders-exhibit, #taeuber-arp-sophie-1889-1943, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Jennifer Packer: Painting as an Exercise in Tenderness

In a virtuosic solo show at the Whitney, the artist finds her subjects’ complex humanity, and offers a new way forward for representation.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #museums, #packer-jennifer-1984, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Review: ‘Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror’ Divides and Conquers

“Mind/Mirror,” a monumental retrospective at the Whitney Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, reveals an artist’s protean talent, changing perspectives and resiliency over six decades.

#art, #castelli-gallery-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #johns-jasper, #manhattan-nyc, #museums, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #rauschenberg-robert, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

These Are the Art Shows and Events to See This Season

From an enormous roundup of Black American portraits to a two-city retrospective of Jasper Johns, the new art season is buzzing again — and as busy as it ever was.

#aldrich-contemporary-art-museum, #art, #art-institute-of-chicago, #asia-society, #baltimore-museum-of-art, #bard-graduate-center-for-studies-in-the-decorative-arts, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #brooklyn-museum, #cleveland-museum-of-art, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #smithsonian-institution, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #yale-university-art-gallery, #zwirner-david-gallery

First Look: Jasper Johns ‘Slice’

The newest painting by Jasper Johns was inspired by a fan letter from a female astrophysicist. Here’s a first look.

#art, #cambridge-mass, #geller-margaret, #johns-jasper, #mind-mirror-exhibit, #mirrors-edge-2-exhibit, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #slice-exhibit, #stars-and-galaxies, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

A Shape-Shifting Woman Plays All the Parts

Across three cities on bus shelters and a giant billboard, Martine Gutierrez, the artist, performer and provocateur, asks what it means to be a woman in these times.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #discrimination, #gutierrez-martine-photographer, #public-art-fund, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #women-and-girls

The Art-Filled Studios Gertrude Whitney Left Behind

The sculptor, who founded the Whitney Museum, created her own art in studios on Long Island and in Greenwich Village. The future of both is uncertain.

#art, #chanler-robert-winthrop, #content-type-personal-profile, #cushing-howard-gardiner, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #long-island-ny, #old-westbury-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #sculpture, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #whitney-gertrude-vanderbilt

Whitney Museum Workers Forming Union With U.A.W.

Like other museums in the city, members of the Whitney staff are organizing with the United Auto Workers.

#art, #museums, #organized-labor, #united-automobile-workers, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

From David Hammons, a Tribute to Pier 52 and Lastingness

Their artistic paths crossed like ships in the night. But in “Day’s End,” Hammons creates an immortalizing homage to Gordon Matta-Clark and art history.

#art, #days-end-exhibit, #drawing-center-manhattan-ny, #hammons-david, #hudson-river-park-trust, #matta-clark-gordon, #sculpture, #weinberg-adam-d, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

MoMA Blocks Protesters Who Planned to Demonstrate Inside

The museum, citing safety concerns, closed its doors to the protesters who say MoMA caters too much to the interests of its wealthy donors.

#art, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kanders-warren-beatty, #lowry-glenn-d, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Dawoud Bey’s Images at the Whitney Museum Look Deep Into America’s Past

Dawoud Bey’s images at the Whitney Museum expose rich histories hidden beneath the surface, how places evolve over time.

#bey-dawoud, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #photography, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Julie Mehretu’s Long Journey Home

Wildfires, refugee camps and the Arab Spring might be her primary sources. But a retrospective at the Whitney affirms she is an abstract painter, first and always.

#art, #los-angeles-county-museum-of-art, #mehretu-julie, #museums, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Julie Mehretu’s Reckoning With Success

Can you be both an agent of change and art-world royalty? This artist’s reign on the Whitney Museum’s fifth floor shows it’s possible.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #julie-mehretu, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

What It Means to Look at Paintings of Snow

Today, works depicting the blankets of white that were once synonymous with the season evoke longing for a winter that never comes.

#art, #bruegel-pieter-the-elder-d-1569, #doig-peter, #gallace-maureen-1960, #kandinsky-wassily, #monet-claude, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

The Enduring Legacy of the Kamoinge Workshop, Finally in the Spotlight

At the Whitney Museum, the enduring legacy of the Kamoinge photography collective — 14 distinctive talents finally in the spotlight.

#art, #barboza-anthony, #black-people, #cowans-adger, #draper-louis-h, #kamoinge, #museums, #new-york-city, #photography, #smith-beuford-1941, #smith-ming-photographer, #virginia-museum-of-fine-arts, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

11 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2021

Nicolas Cage hosts the history of swearing. Lorde writes a book and Julie Mehretu takes over the Whitney. This new year has to be better, right?

#art, #baker-julien-1995, #barnes-vivian-jo, #cage-nicolas, #culture-arts, #dancing, #david-makes-man-tv-program, #frick-collection, #going-south-book, #graham-martha-dance-co, #history-of-swear-words-tv-program, #kaluuya-daniel, #king-shaka, #little-oblivions-album, #lorde, #mcdowell-akili, #mehretu-julie, #mengesha-weyni, #movies, #olsen-elizabeth-1989, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #resident-alien-tv-program, #television, #tudyk-alan, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #wandavision-tv-program, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Salman Toor, a Painter at Home in Two Worlds

A brilliant debut at the Whitney Museum by the artist — born in Pakistan and based in New York — refreshes figurative painting by using it as a means to explore identity.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #toor-salman-1983, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Museums Are Still Open in New York. Here’s What’s on View (for Now).

Sanford Biggers, Félix Fénéon and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s history of itself are some of the exhibitions that remain open to the public.

#art, #bronx-museum-of-the-arts, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-museum-of-contemporary-art, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-museum, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Why This Billionaire Will Never Leave New York

For the cosmetics mogul and philanthropist Leonard Lauder, the city, with its museums, public transit and parks, is an explorer’s delight.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endowments, #harrison-rex, #lauder-judy-glickman, #leonard-a-lauder, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #schraffts, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #world-war-ii-1939-45

How Long Can N.Y.C. Museums Survive at 25 Percent Capacity?

Visiting during the pandemic can feel a bit lonely. Museum directors worry that will persist far into 2021.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #art, #brooklyn-museum, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #international-union-of-operating-engineers, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #new-york-historical-society, #poots-alex, #queens-museum, #shed-manhattan-ny, #tallant-sally, #weiss-daniel-h, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Museums Are Back, but Different: A Visitor’s Guide

The visitors may be masked, but the art is gradually coming into full view.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #cleveland-museum-of-art, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dallas-museum-of-art, #gardner-isabella-stewart-museum, #los-angeles-county-museum-of-art, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #national-gallery-of-art, #perez-jorge-m-art-museum-of-miami-dade-county, #sirmans-franklin, #tinterow-gary, #weinberg-adam-d, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #zumthor-peter

Whitney Biennial Postponed Until 2022

The museum says that it is prioritizing exhibitions that have been delayed because of the pandemic, including Jasper Johns and Julie Mehretu shows.

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hammons-david, #johns-jasper, #kamoinge-workshop-photography-collective, #mehretu-julie, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rothkopf-scott, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Early Works by Edward Hopper Found to be Copies of Other Artists

A grad student’s discovery “cuts straight through the widely held perception of Hopper as an American original,” without a debt to others, a Whitney curator said.

#art, #hopper-edward, #london-england, #louis-shadwick, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

New York City Museums Offer Back to School Discounts

Many museums and zoos are offering free and discounted admission for students and caregivers in the next few weeks.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #morgan-librarymuseum, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #new-york-city, #nycco, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

New York’s Reopened Museums: Where to Go and What to See

What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.

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The Whitney Reopens With 3 Powerhouse Shows

When the museum closed in March, it was showing Agnes Pelton’s paintings and Mexico’s great muralists. Thankfully, these works are still up on the walls.

#art, #museums, #orozco-jose-clemente, #pelton-agnes, #rivera-diego, #siqueiros-david-alfaro, #smith-cauleen-1967, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Whitney Cancels Show That Included Works Bought at Fund-Raisers

Black artists objected after they discovered their work had been acquired by the museum through discounted sales meant to benefit charities.

#art, #black-people, #museums, #philanthropy, #photography, #poetry-and-poets, #see-in-black, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Museum Boss Salaries: Reduced but Still an Issue Amid Wider Cutbacks

The compensation packages of museum directors are drawing scrutiny as their institutions try to fill budget holes with cutbacks that have included layoffs and furloughs of lesser-paid staffers.

#asia-society, #executive-compensation, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-museum-of-contemporary-art, #wages-and-salaries, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

AIDS Quilts for an Artist and His Partner, Sewn During a New Pandemic

Tom Rauffenbart had resolved to create a tribute to his partner, the artist David Wojnarowicz. A sewing circle of women took up the cause for both men, stitching through lockdown.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #art, #carr-cynthia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foos-jean, #glantzman-judy, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hourigan-virginia, #mansion-gracie-gallery-owner, #quilts, #rauffenbart-tom, #sewing, #vitale-anita-1947, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #wojnarowicz-david

8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend

Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

#art, #astoria-queens-ny, #ballet-hispanico, #bel-aire-diner-queens-ny-restaurant, #bella-an-american-tall-tale-play, #black-eyed-peas, #children-and-childhood, #childs-kirsten, #classical-music, #comedy-and-humor, #dancing, #douglass-frederick, #estefan-gloria, #fireworks, #independence-day-us-july-4, #kaepernick-colin, #kerr-walter-theater, #lady-a-music-group, #legend-john, #lopez-ochoa-annabelle, #macys-inc, #manzanales-michelle, #museums, #national-broadcasting-co, #negro-folk-symphony-musical-work, #new-york-historical-society, #ofarrill-arturo, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ramirez-tina, #ruiz-pedro-choreographer, #springsteen-on-broadway-play, #springsteen-bruce, #stokowski-leopold, #television, #theater, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016, #vienna-radio-symphony-orchestra, #vilaro-eduardo, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Digital Field Trips: Museum Adventures Abound for Kids

Cultural institutions are finding creative ways to engage young visitors virtually this summer, and many of the offerings are free.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #art, #children-and-childhood, #childrens-museum-of-manhattan, #content-type-service, #museums, #national-childrens-museum-washington-dc, #national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture, #new-york-historical-society, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

U.S. Museums Are Reopening: To See Monet, Don a Mask

As museums around the country prepare to reopen, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is going first with safety protocols in place.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #houston-tex, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #tinterow-gary, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Former U.S. Nazi Hunter Seeks I.R.S. Sanctions Against Whitney Museum

Neal Sher, a former federal prosecutor, filed a complaint saying the museum had mishandled protests that led to the resignation of a trustee.

#decolonize-this-place, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #finances, #kanders-warren-beatty, #museums, #new-york-city, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

This Weekend’s Live-Streaming Events: Lady Gaga’s Star-Studded Special and More

Appointment viewing is back. What online events to look out for today, and when to tune in.

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