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A jaw-dropping hang of work from the 1980s: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (We Don't Need Another Hero) (1987) in front with Donald Moffett's He Kills Me (1987) wallpaper.

The Whitney Opens With a Winner

Let’s cut to the chase: the Whitney Museum of American Art’s inaugural show in its new home in the Meatpacking District, “America Is Hard to See,” is outstanding. With about 600 works by a little over 400 artists, it offers … Read More


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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


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Renzo Piano as Light and Space Artist

With his new building for the Whitney Museum opening May 1, the architect’s 2013 expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum offers insights into his approach Read More


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Presumed self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci.


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Morning Links: Leonardo da Vinci Edition

It’s Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday today, and the biggest exhibition of his works since 1939, “Leonardo 1452-1519,” opens at the Palazzo Reale this month, coinciding with the Milan Expo 2015. The show will include Leonardo’s paintings, drawings, sketches, manuscripts and codexes, along … Read More


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ICP Gives Infinity Awards to Graciela Iturbide, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mario Testino, More

The International Center of Photography has announced its eight 2015 Infinity Award winners, all of whom will be honored at an awards ceremony—which doubles as ICP’s largest annual fundraiser—on April 30 at Pier 60 at the Chelsea Piers in New York. … Read More


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The non-botanical "Split-Rocker." 

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Jeff Koons Got a Little Tipsy, Invented a ‘Split-Rocker’ Cocktail

The New York Post reports today that Rockefeller Center’s Summer Garden and Bar features a ‘Split-Rocker’ margarita in honor of Jeff Koons’ eponymous botanical sculpture there, part of his major retrospective at the Whitney Museum. Astoundingly (and probably a little … Read More


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Ten Creative, Disorienting, Enlightening, and Sometimes Frightening Monographs and Catalogues

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Marisol, Lygia Clark, and Lee Bontecou are among the subjects of major books this season Read More


Profiles
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I Am a Spy Camera: Jill Magid’s Creepy Surveillance Art

Infiltrating spy agencies and meddling in corporate intrigue are all in a day’s artwork for Jill Magid Read More


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Claytime! Ceramics Finds Its Place in the Art-World Mainstream

Versatile, sensuous, malleable, as basic as mud and as old as art itself, clay is increasingly emerging as a material of choice for a wide range of contemporary artists
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12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows

Where to find the major retrospectives, provocative theme shows, and dazzling art-selfie destinations of the spring 2014 season Read More


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Title Fights: How Museums Name Their Shows

Generating a title for a museum show involves curators, directors, publicists, and more. It can be grueling, it can be fun, and it sometimes takes years to find the right one Read More


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Pulp Fictions: The Art of Zarina

Paper—sculpted, cast, punctured, sewn into—is the primary medium of Zarina, the Indian-born artist who weaves into her work Urdu calligraphy and the spirit of literature from around the world  Read More


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José Guadalupe Posada, Calaveras zalameras de las coquetas meseras / Ingratiating  Skeletons of Flirtatious Waitresses, n.d, type-metal engraving. COURTESY OF DAN PAPPALARDO AND SUSAN BELLIN.

Zombies Take Over the Museums!

Where to find Halloween-themed museum tours, dress-up ideas, and costume parties Read More


Trends
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Keeping New Media New: Conserving High-Tech Art

Conservators are rushing to keep pace with technology as they find ways to extend the working lives of art made with code, VHS tapes, and other rapidly changing platforms Read More