The absence of an explicit framing of American art, in all of its diversity, as a visual culture of empire distorts and hampers our ability to understand — and reimagine — our social world.
Whitney Workers Crash Gala to Protest “Lowball” Wages
The union said that grass hedges were erected around the entrance, blocking the gala’s guests from seeing the protest outside.
As COVID Cases Surge in NYC, Some Museums Are Lifting Their Mask Mandates
The Whitney and MoMA are the first two major art museums to stop enforcing masking and vaccination.
Whitney Museum Transfers an Expansive Archive of Andy Warhol Film Archives to MoMA
From 1963 through 1968, Warhol produced nearly 650 films, including hundreds of Screen Tests and dozens of full-length movies.
The Story of Women Artists in Revolution, a Movement Against Patriarchy
W.A.R. existed for a brief yet prolific period, from 1969 to 1971, igniting a robust movement against New York City’s art industry.
Why Did the Whitney Museum Cancel a Political Art Exhibition?
Within 24 hours, online critics pushed the New York museum to reconsider an exhibition that many saw as “predatory.” Why?
Whitney Museum Cancels Show After Artists Denounce Acquisition Process, Citing Exploitation
The museum has faced widespread criticism after announcing an exhibition primarily featuring artworks purchased from Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 benefit sales.
Projecting $7M in Losses in 2020, Whitney Museum Lays Off 76 Staffers
Director Adam Weinberg says many of those who were laid off “work in visitor-related roles and are no longer able to fulfill their duties now that the Museum is closed.”
Tracing the Life of New Age Painter Agnes Pelton
Agnes Pelton was a lifelong seeker whose matriarchal, artistic household set her aesthetic course.
David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards Will Curate the 2021 Whitney Biennial
Edwards and Breslin, two of the museum’s in-house curators, will curate the 80th edition of the biennial.
Safariland Tear Gas Was Allegedly Used Against Protesters in Puerto Rico [UPDATED]
During political protests across San Juan, Puerto Rico, police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets manufactured by weapons companies owned by Warren Kanders.
Warren Kanders Resigns From Whitney Museum Board After Months of Controversy and Protest [UPDATED]
Warren Kanders’s wife, Allison, simultaneously resigned from the museum’s painting and sculpture committee. The news comes after months of protests and an emerging boycott, with eight artists withdrawing from the 2019 Whitney Biennial.