Every two years, the Whitney Museum of American Art marks the rising tide in contemporary art in America with its Biennial show. The museum celebrates its 76th Biennial this year, which opens on Thursday and includes work by 51 artists. Here are five pieces to check out and one to walk on by.
This year, in an unprecedented move, The Whitney Museum of American Art tapped two outside film curators — Ed Halter and Thomas Beard of Light Industry — to select the 2012 Whitney Biennial’s 75 films and film-related events. Learn more about the curators and watch a trailer for one of their favorite films in the Biennial, Michael Robinson's These Hammers Don't Hurt Us.
The arts studios of NYU and Hunter are some of the most competitive in the country. As a result they're usually closed to the public. For one weekend, the studios will be open for visitors to check out the student work in progress.
Sherrie Levine's new retrospective at The Whitney, which opens on Thursday, is bound to have visitors scratching their heads.
A show depicting photos and self-portraits of three gay male New York artists is on view now at the Matthew Marks Gallery. “Three Lives: Peter Hujar, Paul Thek, & David Wojnarowicz” is 30 photos and self-portraits taken by Peter Hujar from 1958 through 1985.
Here are four arts institutions — all of which will have openings and host events this month — to check out in The Bronx, Staten Island and Southampton: Wavehill, The Bronx River Art Center, The Alice Austen House and The Parrish Art Museum.
Even with over 300 galleries in Chelsea, many younger artists struggle to have their work seen and promoted. To that end, we've highlighted eight alternative arts destinations to explore in the city.