Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art – known informally as the "Whitney" – is an art museum located in Manhattan. It was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom the museum is named. Wikipedia

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art – known informally as the "Whitney" – is an art museum located in Manhattan. It was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom the museum is named. Wikipedia

Aug 1, 9:24 AM

Were thrilled to announce that we''ve received a major donation of #EdwardHopper archival materials! The materials, to be known as the Sanborn Hopper Archive at the Whitney Museum of American Art, are the generous gift of the Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust and will be housed at the Whitneys Frances Mulhall Achilles Library. The gift consists of about 4,000 items including more than 300 letters and notes from Hopper to his family, friends, and colleagues, 21 notebooks in Hoppers own hand, and 90 notebooks by Hoppers wife, Josephine Nivison Hopper, as well as extensive archival material relating to Hoppers artistic career and personal life, such as photographs, personal papers, and dealer records. This collection exemplifies the long-standing commitment the Whitney has made to the work of Edward Hopper, a relationship that began in 1920, when the Whitney Studio Club, the forerunner to the Museum, gave him his first solo exhibition. Since the founding of the Museum in 1930, the Whitney has exhibited Hoppers work more than that of any other artist. The Sanborn Hopper Archive will strengthen the Whitneys extensive holdings relating to Hopper, which already includes over 3,000 works of artthe foremost collection of Hoppers in the worldas well as over 80 linear feet of research material in the Edward and Josephine Hopper Research Collection. [Edward Hoppers Notes on Painting notebook (cover), c. 1940-1950, The Sanborn Hopper Archive at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Gift of The Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust, Series: Personal Papers, Edward Hopper, Notebooks]

Jul 29, 9:53 AM

Happy bday to #JennyHolzer! UNEX Sign #1 (Selections from the Survival Series) from 1983 is part of the #WhitneyCollection and one of the first of the artists works to present her Truismsone-line aphorisms written by Holzerwith LED technology, then a state-of the art means of public communication for government and institutional agencies. At the time of its making, the pieces 54 statements may have been mistaken for ads, instructions, or public announcements. In a media-saturated world in which news and ads flash by for passive viewers, Holzer uses this instrument of communication to call us to attention. [UNEX Sign #1 (Selections from the Survival Series) (1983) installed in the Whitneys lobby, 2015. by Ron Amstuz]

Jul 28, 8:34 AM

Spend your summer nights at the Whitney! We''re open till 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Immerse yourself in #HlioOiticica, see iconic works from the #WhitneyCollection, explore the outdoor spaces, and much more. [#AlexanderCalder (18981976), The Cock''s Comb, 1960. 2017 @CalderFoundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. by Ian Allen]

Jul 24, 8:34 AM

This fall, we''re thrilled to present @toyinojihodutola''s first solo museum exhibition in New York! Opening October 20, the exhibition will present a series of interconnected fictional portraits chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families. Enigmatic and mysterious, these life-size figures appear alone or in groups, set against luxurious backdrops of domesticity and leisure. Highly attentive to detail and the nuances of space, class, and colorwhether of palette or skinOjih Odutola considers questions of narrative, authenticity, and representation. [#ToyinOjihOdutola (b. 1985), Pregnant, 2017. Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper, 74 1/2 x 42 in. Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York]

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