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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. Grams by Sarah Meller in Marketing.


Sweeten your summer with the Whitney’s rooftop #honey! This season’s harvest is available in 5-ounce jars adorned with a fabric cover designed by #WhitneyCollection artist #PeterHalley. Pick yours up at the #WhitneyShop. #WhitneyMuseum 🐝

Happy bday to #CoryArcangel! 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. By tweaking the game’s code, the artist erased all of the sound and visual elements except for the iconic fluffy white clouds that scroll endlessly across a bright blue sky. #TBT view of the work on view during the #NewWhitney’s inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See. ☁️☁️☁️[📷 by Ron Amstutz]

Early morning light spilling out of @norauls's installation. Sometimes you catch a work of art at a different time of day, and it’s like seeing it anew! 🌈 #WhitneyBiennial

“My paintings are always made from life. I feel like when you paint someone and they're sitting right in front of you, it's a very intimate encounter because you get to know them deeply. You're focusing on every part of their skin, the tonalities of their flesh, and it requires trust on both sides in some ways for somebody to sit for you to paint them for so long.” —#AlizaNisenbaum. Here is her Latin Runners Club (2016) on view in the #WhitneyBiennial. [📷 by @bgancsos]

#PuppiesPuppies’s Untitled (Sauron) on the façade of the building across from the Museum. #WhitneyBiennial

As part of our ongoing efforts to expand access to the Museum, we’re offering an additional night of pay-what-you-wish tonight, 7–10 pm! Explore the Museum’s signature exhibition and selections from the permanent collection, join a free gallery tour, enjoy the outdoor terraces & more. Admission to the Whitney is always pay-what-you-wish every Friday evening, 7-10 pm. #WhitneyBiennial #WhitneyCollection #WhitneyMuseum

Support the Whitney and have a blast! The 2017 #WhitneyStudioParty is this Tuesday. This year's edition celebrates the 2017 #WhitneyBiennial artists. Tap the link in our profile to purchase tickets. 🎉💥🥂

A Very Long Line, #Postcommodity’s video installation on view in the #WhitneyBiennial, focuses on the border between the United States and Mexico, an emotionally and politically charged site that has become even more contentious through the 2016 election and the beginning of the current presidential administration. Filmed from the window of a car, the installation is designed to disorient, with spinning video projections and out-of-sync audio evoking “genesis amnesia,” or the condition of forgetting one’s own origins. In this case, what has been forgotten—primarily by citizens of the U.S.—is the Indigenous status of peoples from the Western Hemisphere, including immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala, and the Indigenous trade and migration routes that have crisscrossed what is now the border since before European colonization.

🌿May morning vibes🌸Thinking some relaxation on the Museum's terraces is in order! #WhitneyMuseum

This Friday evening, on the​ ​shared birthday of​ ​#MalcolmX and​ ​#YuriKochiyama, @chinatownartbrigade​ ​will lead a Study Session at the Whitney focusing on Asian and Black solidarity.​ ​Study Sessions is a new ongoing event series 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 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 in open-ended discussions, and engage with creative practice. Tap the link in our profile to learn more about Chinatown Art Brigade and to pre-register for express admission to the program. [📷 by Mike Hong]

#WhitneyBiennial artist @mayastovall rehearses in her studio, a former bank in Detroit. This Wednesday, the artist is presenting a new performance at the Whitney working with collaborators Biba Bell, Mohamed Soumah, and Todd Stovall. MANIFESTO will be an evening of chance encounters through which Stovall explores the motivations, genealogies, and sources of her Liquor Store Theatre. In the work, Stovall dances on the sidewalks and streets outside neighborhood liquor stores, combining elements of ballet and contemporary movement. After each performance, she invites her audience—largely these establishments’ patrons and other passersby—to share their recollections of and predictions for Detroit, which she records on video. Tap the link in our profile for tickets!

Happy bday to #JasperJohns, born #otd in 1930. In 1954, Johns began painting the American flag, which he realized was generally “seen and not looked at, not examined.” The execution and composition of Three Flags (1958) encourage close inspection, so let's take a look at a detail! 👀 Johns painted it using encaustic, a mixture of pigment suspended in warm wax that congeals as each stroke is applied; the discrete marks that result create a sensuous, almost sculptural surface. The work’s structure adds to its complexity. The trio of flags, each successively diminishing in scale by about twenty-five percent, projects outward—contradicting classical perspective, in which objects appear to recede from the viewer’s vantage point. Through shifting the emphasis from the flag’s symbolic meaning to the patterns, textures, and structure of the composition, Johns explored the boundary between abstraction and representation. 🇺🇸#WhitneyCollection

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