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Whitney Museum of American Art  The Whitney houses one of the world's foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art. Posts by Eileen Isagon Skyers. #WhitneyMuseum

Here comes the sun. 🌞 Spend your long weekend at the Whitney—open until 10 pm tonight and during regular hours tomorrow and Monday! Visit whitney.org for more info. [📸 by @bsgphoto]

Today marks the birthday of #WhitneyCollection artist #CoryArcangel! Arcangel has been included in several exhibitions at the Whitney Museum over the years, including the 2004 Biennial and his 2011 solo show, Pro Tools—both before the age of 35. For Super Mario Clouds (2002), Arcangel hacked into and modified a cartridge of #SuperMarioBros., the blockbuster #Nintendo video game released in the U.S. in 1985. All of the sound and visual elements were erased beyond the iconic white clouds, scrolling endlessly across a bright blue sky. Here's a snap of the work on view during the #NewWhitney’s inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See. #FBF ☁️☁️☁️[📷 by Ron Amstutz]

@chrisunkim pairs text with the rendering of the sign for the word “future” in American Sign Language in her work Too Much Future, presented as part of our ongoing #PublicArt series. The billboard can be seen from @highlineartnyc! 👀#ChristineSunKim #TooMuchFuture #Meatpacking

Have you stopped by the Whitney to see yourself in #GrantWood's #AmericanGothic? Access our Snapchat filter to take a photo in front of the iconic white farmhouse!

Goodnight from the #WhitneyStudioParty! We couldn't be more grateful to our hosts, party committee, artists, attendees, and of course @audi and @michaelkors for supporting tonight's events and the Museum. All proceeds benefit our exhibitions and education programming. Take a peek at our story for some of the night's highlights. ✨

“I never made a painting without a message.”— #RobertIndiana. Whitney Curator #BarbaraHaskell discusses the late Robert Indiana’s work on the occasion of his 2013 Whitney retrospective, Beyond LOVE. The late Robert Indiana introduced his best known image, LOVE, in 1966. Today, we pay homage to the inimitable artist, who harnessed deceptively simple words and the graphic immediacy of vernacular signage to explore the fundamental issues facing humanity. #WhitneyCollection [Installation view Robert Indiana: Beyond Love (September 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014). © 2013 The Morgan Art Foundation, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins]

Educator @LaurenRidloff covers the work of artist #SengaNegudi, on view in the exhibition An Incomplete History of Protest. Tap the link in our profile 🔗 for more videos in our #ASL Vlog series covering works from the #WhitneyCollection!

A drop in the bucket.💧This #NationalPhotographyMonth, we look to the work of a pioneering figure in the history of twentieth century photography: #HaroldEdgerton. Edgerton’s photos give unprecedented clarity to the physical world and reveal the magic of everyday life. Although uncomfortable being called an artist, Edgerton’s work significantly expanded the legacy of such nineteenth-century figures as #EadweardMuybridge and #ThomasEakins. A revelatory selection of his work is on view in the exhibition Flash: Photographs by Harold Edgerton through July 15. Tap the link in our bio to learn more! ⬆️ 📸 #WhitneyCollection
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[Harold Edgerton (1903-1990), Milk Drop Coronet, 1957, printed 1984-90. Edition 109/150. Dye transfer print: sheet, 19 15/16 × 16 in. (50.6 × 40.6 cm); image, 18 3/8 × 13 3/8 in. (46.7 × 34 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation 96.126.3. © 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum]

If you’ve taken a ride up the Whitney’s elevators recently, you may have noticed the work of #RichardArtschwager—each is an immersive installation featuring the six major motifs of the artist’s career: door, window, table, basket, mirror, and rug. Titled Six in Four, the elevators are the artist’s last major work, and the only permanent commission in the #NewWhitney building. Swipe ⬅️ for the full series! [Richard Artschwager (1923‑2013). Six in Four‑E1‑E4, (2012‑2015) Six in Four series of four elevators, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art. 2015. 159.1-4 © 2015 Estate of Richard Artschwager Photography by Ron Amstutz]

“Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.”—#JasperJohns, born #otd in 1930. Our collaboration with @philamuseum on a major Johns retrospective opens in 2020! 🇺🇸
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[Jasper Johns’s Three Flags (1958) installed in 2017 in Where We Are: Selections from the #WhitneyCollection, 1900–1960. 📷 by Ian Allen]

The countdown begins: we’re looking back at some #WhitneyStudioParty highlights, while looking forward to this year’s edition on Tuesday, May 22! Music served by @saintheron 🔮✨ Tap the link in our profile for tickets! (📸 by @socialshutterbug_com)

Thanks, moms 💐 #MothersDay [Photo by @filipwolak]

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