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

Sep 29, 9:08 AM

Don''t miss #LarryBell''s Pacific Red II, which debuted as part of the 2017 #WhitneyBiennial this past spring. On view through Sunday, the work consists of six laminated glass cubes; each measuring six by eight feet and enclosing another six-by-four-foot glass box. The multiple surfaces interplay and respond to the surrounding city. [ by Ian Allen]

Sep 26, 6:37 PM

Shorter fall days mean more opportunities to pair afternoon art viewing with a sunset over the Hudson.

Sep 25, 10:22 AM

A painting is not a picture of an experience; it is an experience. #MarkRothko, born today in 1903. Four Darks in Red (1958), pictured here alongside #JohnChamberlains Velvet White (1962) and #PhilipGuston''s Dial (1956) in the exhibition America Is Hard to See, exemplifies Rothkos darker palette of the late 1950s. When seen close up (as the artist intended), this nearly 10-foot-wide canvas engulfs the viewer in an atmosphere of color and intense visual sensations. The weightiest dark color is at the top of the canvas while a softer, roseate glow emanates from below, creating a reversal of visual gravity. Rothko believed that such abstract perceptual forces had the ability to summon what he called the basic human emotionstragedy, ecstasy, and doom. #WhitneyCollection #BornOnThisDay [ by Ronald Amstutz]

Sep 20, 9:05 AM

Untitled (Think/flag) was #WilliamCopleys contribution to a portfolio released by Artists and Writers, Protest, Inc. to protest the War in Vietnam in 1967. The 16 artists who contributed to the portfolio, including Ad Reinhardt, Louise Nevelson, and Leon Golub, employed a range of aesthetic strategies, from graphic representations of anguished bodies to abstractions that critiqued the conflict in symbolic rather than literal ways. See more from the portfolio on view in An Incomplete History of Protest. #WhitneyCollection