The Whitney Museum of American Art – known informally as the "Whitney" – is an art museum located in Manhattan. It was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom the museum is named.

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Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • Ahead of her first solo museum survey exhibition we visited Mary Corse in her studio in Topanga Canyon, California. Corse emerged in the mid-1960s as one of the few women associated with the West Coast Light and Space movement. She has a deep fascination with perception and with the possibility that light itself could serve as both a subject and material of art. Unlike her contemporaries who tur...

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  • Beginning with her 1992 text I want a president…, Zoe Leonard’s (b. 1961) work continually asks us to read the past in dialogue with the conditions of the present. Her images, objects, and texts, including recent sculptures like Tipping Point (2016) and her new site-specific work, Homage (2018), interrogate the positions of historical authors and subjects, and prompt viewers to consider other unkn...

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  • This conversation between Zoe Leonard (b. 1961) and critic Elisabeth Lebovici explores their intersecting practices and mutual histories, reflecting on the exhibition Zoe Leonard: Survey and Lebovici’s recent book, Ce que le sida m’a fait (What AIDS has done to me). An art historian and critic, Elisabeth Leboviciexplores the articulation between feminism, gender studies, queer politics, LGBT activ...

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  • For his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, artist Nick Mauss presents Transmissions, a multidisciplinary work exploring the relationship between modernist ballet and the avant-garde visual arts in New York from the 1930s through ’50s. Central to the exhibition is a daily performance by four dancers made in collaboration with Mauss as an interpretative reaction to the artworks and a...

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  • For Riccardo Uncut, artists Eva and Franco Mattes posted a call on social media, offering to buy the photo and video contents of someone's phone for $1,000 in order to turn the the photo and video contents into an art project—an uncut and uncensored archive of someone's life. Accessible to the public as a customized, chronological slideshow, Riccardo Uncut gives viewers a unique glimpse into the p...

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  • In conjunction with Nick Mauss: Transmissions, this roundtable conversation explores the genesis of the exhibition through multiple circuits of inquiry and dialogue, how the interdependence of dance and art histories can be exhibited, and what challenges are brought up in the presentation of ephemeral, time-based, collaborative works. Addressing some of the counter-histories proposed by Transmissi...

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  • The program includes a short presentation on the basics of crypto: its history, technology, and current application in the field of finance and beyond. Maya Binyam and Grayson Earle, co-founders of Bail Bloc, will talk about how their app redirects a small portion of your computer's unused processing power to post bail for low-income people detained in the Bronx and in Queens. Followed by a Q+A wi...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • For his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, artist Nick Mauss presents Transmissions, a multidisciplinary work exploring the relationship between modernist ballet and the avant-garde visual arts in New York from the 1930s through ’50s. Central to the exhibition is a daily performance by four dancers made in collaboration with Mauss as an interpretative reaction to the artworks and a...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • Description: In conjunction with the exhibition Between the Waters, Demian DinéYazhi’ (Diné) reads selections from their poem: An Infected Sunset. This long-form descriptive prose poem is a reflection on queer sex, survival, death politics, indigenous identity, environmental injustice, and the importance of honoring community. The evening begins with a performance by Laura Ortman (White Mountain ...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • For his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, artist Nick Mauss presents Transmissions, a multidisciplinary work exploring the relationship between modernist ballet and the avant-garde visual arts in New York from the 1930s through ’50s. Central to the exhibition is a daily performance by four dancers made in collaboration with Mauss as an interpretative reaction to the artworks and a...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • On the occasion of Zoe Leonard: Survey, the artist speaks with writer Rebecca Solnit about their shared interests and commitments ranging from the history of photography and landscapes of the natural and built environment, to feminism and the current political climate. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular...

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  • This talk by artist Alexis Rockman examines the romanticized and ambivalent view of a pre-industrial rural world in Grant Wood’s landscape paintings. In his talk, Rockman will situate Wood in a tradition of American art in which national identity depends on a personal visual vocabulary. The artist will also discuss his own longstanding engagement with Wood through landscape paintings that mix cont...

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  • Why is Grant Wood’s work relevant today? Curator Barbara Haskell talks about his iconic work, American Gothic (1930), in the context of contemporary America. Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables reveals a complex, sophisticated artist whose image as a farmer-painter was as mythical as the fables he depicted in his art. The exhibition brings together the full range of his art, from his ea...

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Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. The catalogue features critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens’s broad interests. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens’s fellow artists, collaborators, assistant...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. The catalogue features critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens’s broad interests. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens’s fellow artists, collaborators, assistant...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. The catalogue features critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens’s broad interests. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens’s fellow artists, collaborators, assistant...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. The catalogue features critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens’s broad interests. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens’s fellow artists, collaborators, assistant...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. The catalogue features critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens’s broad interests. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens’s fellow artists, collaborators, assistant...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
YouTube Video
  • Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. The catalogue features critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens’s broad interests. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens’s fellow artists, collaborators, assistant...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
YouTube Video
  • Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. The catalogue features critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens’s broad interests. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens’s fellow artists, collaborators, assistant...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
YouTube Video
  • Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. The catalogue features critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens’s broad interests. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens’s fellow artists, collaborators, assistant...

Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
YouTube Video
  • Artist Laura Owens created a series of videos featuring over 8,000 unique book covers, which she designed and screen printed by hand for her exhibition catalogue, Owens, Laura. The catalogue features critical essays, literary texts, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to Owens’s broad interests. Reflections by more than twenty of Owens’s fellow artists, collaborators, assistant...

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