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Still from the broadcast. YOUTUBE

Here is a CBS Evening News Piece From 50 Years Ago About ‘Underground Film’

On Monday, the A.V. Club posted a YouTube video of an Andy Dugan–reported CBS Evening News story from December 31, 1965, about the emerging “underground film” movement in New York City, which of course dovetails heavily with what was happening … Read More

A view of the new Whitney building from the West Side Highway. TIMOTHY SCHENCK/COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM

The Whitney Moves Downtown: Artists and Curators on the Museum’s History and Future

It’s not every day that an institution the size of the Whitney Museum moves to a different building. The Whitney began in 1914 as an informal salon founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Whitney had amassed a collection of hundreds of … Read More

Cindy Sherman and Julian Schnabel at the Whitney Gala.COURTESY OF BILLY FARRELL

Brutal Breakup: Whitney Says Bye-Bye to Breuer Building With One Last Blowout

Last night, the Whitney Museum’s annual Gala & Studio Party took the form of a going away bash, marking the museum’s final event in the historic Breuer Building before moving to its new downtown home and reopening on May Day … Read More

Books Reviews
Carolee Schneemann with the composer James Tenney in 1956. MARI B. LYONS/COURTESY CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN

A Woman of Letters

A portrait of Carolee Schneemann, in her own words. Read More