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An interview with Dana Miller, curator of Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight

Ivy Sanders Schneider– Carmen Herrera, who will celebrate her 102nd birthday this year, is finally a household name. Born in Havana, Cuba, Herrera has lived and worked in New York for over sixty years, but sold her first piece of art in 2002. She had her first major retrospective last

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Sneak peek: On becoming an art collector, from an interview with Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner

For more than 30 years, Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner have devoted themselves to contemporary art, and through their passion and acumen have assembled an extraordinary collection. This fall, the Whitney Museum of American Art is publishing a handsome, illustrated volume that is the first to document the collection

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Sneak peek: On becoming an art collector, from an interview with Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner

For more than 30 years, Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner have devoted themselves to contemporary art, and through their passion and acumen have assembled an extraordinary collection. This fall, the Whitney Museum of American Art is publishing a handsome, illustrated volume that is the first to document the collection

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Notes from the Field: The New Whitney

To commemorate the official opening to the public of the new location of the Whitney Museum of American Art, our Publisher of Art and Architecture sent these notes from the field after her attendance at one of this week’s opening events. Patricia Fidler– Stepping out of the taxi on Gansevoort Street

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Curator Barbara Haskell on Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE

One of the exhibitions currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art is the extraordinary Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE.  According to Forbes magazine, the exhibition is “A long overdue celebration of the depth and breadth of the 85-year-old Indiana’s work over five generations.”  Yale University Press is distributing

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Notes from the Field: Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective

Monumental is a word often applied to descriptions of Jay DeFeo’s The Rose. With an estimated weight of 2,000-3,000 pounds, “monumental” is hardly a misnomer. However what might strike visitors to the Whitney Museum’s recently opened DeFeo retrospective is not simply the heft of the piece but its surprising serenity.

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Lest We Forget: “Baby”‘s Visit to the Museum

Sarah Underwood— “Baby” I’ll admit it, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into this month. Performance art can be incredibly nuanced, and Michael Smith’s Baby Ikki at the Museum is no exception. In college, I performed with a modern dance company as, among other things, a

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Notes from the Field: Whitney Biennial 2012

An important, and critically well received, component of this year’s Whitney Biennial is an adeptly curated roster of performance pieces and a frequently updated schedule of film screenings. Punctuating the exhibition’s expected fare of painting, sculpture, photography and installation, these elements of sound and movement serve to readjust and reengage

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The Feininger “Family Business”

Covering the full breadth of Lyonel Feininger’s artistic career, a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, “Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World”, places him as a central figure in developing early 20th-century forms and the conversations that took place between German and American styles of art.

Remembering Gordon Matta-Clark

A new retrospective of Gordon Matta-Clark has just opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The New York Times calls the exhibit “excellent” and “heavenly,” a wonderful celebration of the too-short career of “this charismatic Pied Piper of experimentalism from the frontier days of what came to be called

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