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.
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.
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.
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.
At LAXART in Los Angeles, the artist imagines an unmoored but romantic life in the post-climate change future.
The influential exhibition, which opens in April, will lean toward the conceptual, with particular attention to Native artists and the U.S.-Mexico border.
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.
Kevin Beasley was invited to create an installation in New Orleans for a few months. Instead he bought land, and met his neighbors.
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.
When viewed as a vehicle for various forms of liberation, the movement remains highly resonant even a century after its heyday.
In a virtuosic solo show at the Whitney, the artist finds her subjects’ complex humanity, and offers a new way forward for representation.
“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.
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.
The newest painting by Jasper Johns was inspired by a fan letter from a female astrophysicist. Here’s a first look.
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.
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.
Like other museums in the city, members of the Whitney staff are organizing with the United Auto Workers.
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.
The museum, citing safety concerns, closed its doors to the protesters who say MoMA caters too much to the interests of its wealthy donors.
Dawoud Bey’s images at the Whitney Museum expose rich histories hidden beneath the surface, how places evolve over time.
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.
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.
Today, works depicting the blankets of white that were once synonymous with the season evoke longing for a winter that never comes.
At the Whitney Museum, the enduring legacy of the Kamoinge photography collective — 14 distinctive talents finally in the spotlight.
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?
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.
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.
For the cosmetics mogul and philanthropist Leonard Lauder, the city, with its museums, public transit and parks, is an explorer’s delight.
Visiting during the pandemic can feel a bit lonely. Museum directors worry that will persist far into 2021.
The visitors may be masked, but the art is gradually coming into full view.
The museum says that it is prioritizing exhibitions that have been delayed because of the pandemic, including Jasper Johns and Julie Mehretu shows.
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.
Many museums and zoos are offering free and discounted admission for students and caregivers in the next few weeks.
What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.
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.
Black artists objected after they discovered their work had been acquired by the museum through discounted sales meant to benefit charities.
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.
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.
Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.
Cultural institutions are finding creative ways to engage young visitors virtually this summer, and many of the offerings are free.
As museums around the country prepare to reopen, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is going first with safety protocols in place.
Neal Sher, a former federal prosecutor, filed a complaint saying the museum had mishandled protests that led to the resignation of a trustee.
Appointment viewing is back. What online events to look out for today, and when to tune in.