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

2018-05-05T03:20:47+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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 [...]

“Even a simple question like ‘Why have there been no great women artists?’ can, if…”

2018-04-28T03:19:13+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

“Even a simple question like ‘Why have there been no great women artists?’ can, if answered adequately, create a sort of chain reaction, expanding not merely to encompass the accepted assumptions of the single field, but outward to embrace history and the social sciences, or even psychology and literature, and thereby, from the outset, to [...]

In Juan Antonio Olivares’s video, Moléculas, a stuffed…

2018-04-27T03:19:15+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Juan Antonio Olivares, still from Moléculas, 2017. High-definition video, color, sound, 10 min. Whitney Museum of American Art; purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee. Juan Antonio Olivares, still from Moléculas, 2017. High-definition video, color, sound, 10 min. Whitney Museum of American Art; purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and [...]

“We’re at a really important point in history where plural…

2018-04-26T03:19:16+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

“We’re at a really important point in history where plural curatorial voices can show not just a survey. We can now go deeper and start unpacking what Latino art really is.”—assistant curator Marcela Guerrero, whose exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay opens at the Whitney this July. The show will give center stage to contemporary art practices [...]

“I’m not interested in ‘abstracting’ or taking things out or reducing painting to…”

2018-04-25T03:19:09+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

““I’m not interested in ‘abstracting’ or taking things out or reducing painting to design, form, line, and color. I paint this way because I can keep putting more things in it - drama, anger, pain, love, a figure, a horse, my ideas about space. Through your eyes it again becomes an emotion or idea.”” - [...]