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The Fae Richards Photo Archive is part of  artist Zoe Leonard…

2018-05-11T03:19:15+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The Fae Richards Photo Archive is part of  artist Zoe Leonard and filmmaker Cheryl Dunye’s collaborative film project, “The Watermelon Woman,” (1996) for the Whitney Biennial. The photographic narrative traces the life of the fictional character Fae Richards, an African-American actress born in the early twentieth century, through her old age and involvement in the [...]

Nick Mauss: Transmissions continues through Monday, May 14. The…

2018-05-09T03:19:10+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Nick Mauss: Transmissions continues through Monday, May 14. The multidisciplinary work explores the relationship between modernist ballet and the avant-garde visual arts in New York from the 1930s through ’50s. Every afternoon, a live performance fills the space.  [Video by Oresti Tsonopoulos, Dancers pictured: Alexandra Jacob, Jasmine Hearn, Elizabeth Hepp, and Anna Witenberg] Go to [...]

Spring into a new season at the Whitney with art by Grant Wood,…

2018-05-08T03:19:11+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Spring into a new season at the Whitney with art by Grant Wood, performances in Nick Mauss: Transmissions and more! Visit whitney.org more info.  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: Spring into a new season [...]

“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to…”

2018-05-05T03:20:47+00:00May 5th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” - Keith Haring, born on this day in 1958 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: "Art should be [...]

Grant Wood left the “props” in his portraits intentionally…

2018-05-03T03:19:15+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Grant Wood left the “props” in his portraits intentionally ambiguous, making the stories behind them more enigmatic—each portrait is a puzzle that has historically invited multiple interpretations. Learn more at whitney.org [Grant Wood (1891–1942), Appraisal, 1931. Oil on composition board, 29 1⁄2 x 35 1⁄4 in. (74.9 x 89.5 cm). Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque, Iowa; [...]

Today marks the three-year anniversary of our home in the…

2018-05-02T10:21:13+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Today marks the three-year anniversary of our home in the Meatpacking District! Our unforgettable opening celebration included a neighborhood block party, and a dedication ceremony featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, and architect Renzo Piano among Whitney leadership. We look forward to creating and sharing more memories here—starting with our [...]

What do you see in Grant Wood’s 20th century icon of…

2018-05-01T03:19:18+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

What do you see in Grant Wood’s 20th century icon of Americana?  The painting captivated the public’s imagination and catapulted Wood into the spotlight. The Midwestern house is notable for its lone “gothic” window in an otherwise simple, modern wood structures. Wood once explained, “I simply invented some ‘American Gothic’ people to stand in front [...]

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