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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  • Over the course of his artistic career, Carroll Dunham has honed in on contemporary American culture with razor-sharp precision through painting, drawing, and sculpture. Dunham’s writing on contemporary artists of his generation, as well as his own practice, applies this detailed focus with the artist’s signature wit and humor. On the occasion of the publication of Into Words: The Selected Writing...

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  • Calder: Hypermobility features an expansive series of performances and events, bringing contemporary artists into dialogue with Alexander Calder as they interplay their own disparate practices with his innovations. In this performance, artist and composer Christian Marclay activates Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere, 1932/33, Calder's first hanging mobile. Cellist Okkyung Lee responds musically to the...

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  • Alexander S. C. Rower, the president of the Calder Foundation and grandson of the artist, presents a one-time activation of the 1936 work, Tightrope. Website: http://www.whitney.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/whitneymuseum Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitneymuseum Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whitneymuseum

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  • In 1969, while living in London, and a year before relocating to New York City, the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica wrote, "I have no place in the world." In conjunction with the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, this panel discussion considers Oiticica’s work in relation to transnationalism and the politics of aesthetics and explores the significance of his work to contemporary art...

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  • Our latest exhibition, Calder: Hypermobility, focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder. Website: http://www.whitney.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/whitneymuseum Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitneymuseum Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whitneymuseum

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Whitney Museum of American Art
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  • Using their own borderlands-rasquache instruments and regalia, Postcommodity performed song variations from their latest album We Lost Half the Forest and the Rest Will Burn This Summer. Recounting an ongoing cycle of decay in a desert from the view of its flora and fauna, hacked electronics, voices, rattles, animal calls, and Mexican whistles dirge through the only path to the end.

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