The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, is now on view!

Learn more about the Biennial’s history, and hear from artists and curators about what the exhibition represents today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This Saturday, bring the entire family to celebrate the opening of the 2017 Biennial! Make art, hop on a tour of the exhibition, and more. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The 2017 Biennial "is winningly theatrical in its use of the Whitney’s majestic new spaces," says The New Yorker.

The Whitney Biennial’s Political Mood

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“The National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, which now face the threat of being abolished, were established more than half a century ago by an act of Congress. In that historic legislation, Congress declared that ‘the arts and humanities belong to all the people of the United States’ and that democracy must ‘foster and support a form of education, and access...
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Scott Rothkopf describes the many portraits visible in Jasper Johns's Racing Thoughts, and connects the painting to his work as the Whitney's chief curator. Hear more and see the work through April 2: [ Bit.ly Link ]
NY1 talks to Biennial co-curators Mia Locks and Christopher Y. Lew.

Whitney Set for First Biennial at New Home

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"America, that restless concept, is the Whitney Biennial’s only real rubric, and Locks and Lew have managed to assemble a full choir of voices without ever making the work of 'representation' feel laborious. Sincerity, sweetness, remembrance, and trauma—these are stages in an ever-working cycle manufacturing the idea of home." New Republic reviews the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

The Cutting-Edge Sincerity of the Whitney Biennial

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"As seen here, art illuminates the diversity on which this country’s greatness stands and — through its mysterious alchemy of beauty and reality, tragedy and joy — inspires us to think, know our better selves and fight back." —The New York Times celebrates the 2017 Whitney Biennial

Why the Whitney’s Humanist, Pro-Diversity Biennial Is a Revelation

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The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, opens today! The Biennial features sixty-three individuals and collectives whose work takes a wide variety of forms, from painting and installation to activism and video-game design.

Always a flashpoint for discussion and debate, the Biennial is an exhibition not to be missed. [ Bit.ly Link ]
"You're building the boat and sailing it at the same time." —Christopher Y. Lew on the making of the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Whitney Biennial 2017: How the Museum's Riskiest, Most Political Survey in Decades Came Together

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"2017 is the most politically charged since the 1993 Biennial. It is multi-themed, serious, and feels like there are things at stake." —Jerry Saltz reviews the 2017 Whitney Biennial for New York Magazine.

The 2017 Whitney Biennial Is the Most Politically Charged in Decades

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The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, opens this Friday. Learn more about the Biennial’s history, and hear from artists and curators about what the exhibition represents today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The New York Times has the scoop on Kamasi Washington's contribution to the 2017 Biennial, his first new work since the 2015 album “The Epic.”

Kamasi Washington Follows ‘The Epic’ With a New Work in Whitney Biennial

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Members preview the 2017 Biennial first! Join today for early access to the Whitney's signature exhibition this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. [ Bit.ly Link ]
"When people keep talking about racism, when people keep talking about inequity, when people keep talking about debt — when conversations come around without you bringing it up — you realize: These are the ideas!” —2017 Biennial co-curator Mia Locks talks about some of the exhibition's themes to The New York Times.

A User’s Guide to the Whitney Biennial

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In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay, watch Fiona Donovan, great-granddaughter of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, share her intimate perspective on four generations of Whitney women who have shaped the institution’s course since its inception 101 years ago as the Whitney Studio Club in Greenwich Village.
The countdown is on! The 2017 Biennial opens on Friday, March 17. Whitney members see it first during three days of special previews.

Spring Art Preview

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This new ongoing event series is inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, an artist, writer, or cultural worker selects a work of art on view in the Whitney’s galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape. Participants are invited to join together in...
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Study Session: Geo Wyeth

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