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Predominantly a sculptor, Jimmie Durham often combines found…

2018-01-17T03:19:16+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Predominantly a sculptor, Jimmie Durham often combines found objects and natural materials into his work. Check out his retrospective, on view at the Whitney through January 28.  Go to Source Author: The Whitney in New York houses one of the world's foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art. Go to Source Author: Predominantly a [...]

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here is Louis H….

2018-01-16T03:19:18+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here is Louis H. Draper’s Fannie Lou Hamer, Mississippi (c. 1960). Draper’s portrait of the civil rights activist is emblematic of his humanistic approach to photography. In the 1960s, Draper cofounded the Kamoinge Workshop, a Harlem-based group of African American photographers devoted to representing the diversity and [...]

“How is it that Indians are present everywhere—in the form of place names, popular culture,…”

2018-01-14T00:07:04+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

“How is it that Indians are present everywhere—in the form of place names, popular culture, advertising, sports team names, weapons systems—yet barely present in history and largely absent from the great national debates of our time?” - Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche author, essayist, and curator. Hear him speak at the Whitney on January 19, as [...]

Our founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, pictured here in a…

2018-01-14T00:14:53+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Our founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, pictured here in a painting by Robert Henri, was born on this day in 1875. Did you know she was also an artist? Explore her work in the Whitney’s collection.[Robert Henri (1865–1929), Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1916. Oil on canvas, 50 × 72 in. (127 × 182.9 cm). Whitney Museum of [...]

“A painting is not just a discreet window onto another world,…

2018-01-14T00:14:54+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

“A painting is not just a discreet window onto another world, but has a life in a place, and a life in relation to the paintings around it and to all of us. “ —curator Scott Rothkopf. Hear artists, curators, and friends discuss Laura Owens’s pioneering approach to painting on whitney.org. [Photograph by Matthew Carasella]Powered by WPeMatico

Jimmie Durham’s THE FREE AND THE BRAVE (2017) is an enormous…

2018-01-14T00:14:54+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Photograph by Ron Amstutz Photograph by Ron AmstutzJimmie Durham’s THE FREE AND THE BRAVE (2017) is an enormous site-specific installation that the artist made for our fifth-floor outdoor gallery. In the work, Durham explores and critiques images of the American West as they have been used by the advertising industry to sell things like cars [...]