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The Whitney houses one of the world's foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art. Posts by Eileen Isagon Skyers. #WhitneyMuseum


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Whitney Museum of American Art

This week, we're celebrating the winter solstice with the conclusion of #SibylKempson's three-year cycle of performances, 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens. The series culminates with an installation of materials, rituals, and relics from previous seasons, as well as live vignettes and music performed by Kempson and collaborators. Tap the link in our profile for tickets and showtimes. ❄️

Sibyl Kempson, 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens, Fall Equinox, September 22, 2018, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph © Paula Court


Whitney Museum of American Art

Winter hours at the Whitney: the Museum is closed on Christmas Day but will be open every day from December 26 through January 1. Plan your visit today. [Photo by @nic.lehoux]


Whitney Museum of American Art

On Friday, November 30 at 6:30 pm, join us at the Whitney for a conversation and screening inspired by works on view in #AndyWarhol—From A to B and Back Again. Art historians Trevor Fairbrother and Nina Schleif discuss Warhol's depictions of queer desire, his collaborations with the photographer Otto Fenn, and the social milieu of New York’s gay subculture during the McCarthy era. The conversation is followed by a screening of Jerett Robert Austin’s Camille.
Film still from Camille (1953). Image courtesy Cherry Grove Archives Collection


Whitney Museum of American Art

"To me, Warhol is part of the landscape of New York City."— @bravoandy on #AndyWarhol. Visit the Whitney this week to see #Warhol in the city that made him Warhol. Tap the link in our profile for tickets. ↖️


Whitney Museum of American Art

Final days: discover #MaryCorse's shimmering, luminous works this weekend at the Whitney. The artist’s long overdue survey is on view through Sunday, November 25. ✨📷 [Photo by @gigi_gaoyang]


Whitney Museum of American Art

How many varieties of @Campbells soup will you be serving this #Thanksgiving? #AndyWarhol's 32 canvases each depicts a different flavor. The Museum is closed today, but you can buy advance tickets to visit us during the holiday weekend—we're open late until 10 pm Friday and Saturday.🥫 #WarholxWhitney


Whitney Museum of American Art

Did you know: shoes were an integral part of #Warhol’s professional identity during the 1950s. 👠 Papered onto the wall in our 5th floor galleries are ads that he created for the shoemaker I. Miller—his most significant commercial client. The series of framed shoes pictured here were what @life magazine called "his crazy golden slippers.” Each shoe was dedicated to a different celebrity, such as #JudyGarland, #ElvisPresley, and trans advocate #ChristineJorgensen. Swipe ➡️ to see the high-heeled shoe he named after #TrumanCapote, and tap the link in our profile to get to know "Warhol before Warhol." #WarholxWhitney #WarholWednesday


Whitney Museum of American Art

It's your last chance: stop by the Museum this week for a final look at #MaryCorse: A Survey in Light. According to @NYMag, "These shimmering works are impossible to capture in photographs." [📹 by Alex MacInnis]


Whitney Museum of American Art

Early #holiday lights courtesy of #FelixGonzalesTorres.💡The Whitney is closed this Thursday, November 22, for #Thanksgiving, but open for the rest of the week including Tuesday. Visit the Museum to enjoy works by #IanCheng, #ClyffordStill and #AndyWarhol, and don't miss your last chance to see #MaryCorse's paintings and light encasements. [📷 by Timothy Schenck @timothyschenck]


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Make your way to the Whitney to warm up to this season's latest exhibitions. 🌨 See highlights from the #WhitneyCollection, including #SolLeWitt, #AlexanderCalder and more.

Alexander Calder (1898–1976), The Cock's Comb, 1960. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Whitney Museum of American Art

WATCH NOW: Close associates of Andy Warhol reflect on their personal experiences with the artist and consider how those interactions help us understand his art. Speakers include #IrvingBlum, #BobColacello, and #VincentFremont. @donna_de_salvo, Curator of the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, moderates the conversation. Catch the livestream at the link in our profile. ↖️

Peter Hujar, Andy Warhol II, 1975. Gelatin silver print, sheet (sight): 14 7/8 × 14 7/8 in. (37.8 × 37.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of the Fisher Landau Center for Art P.2010.308. © The Peter Hujar Archive


Whitney Museum of American Art

"Nobody sees a flower—really—it is so small it takes time—we haven't time—and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."🌺 #GeorgiaOKeeffe, born #otd in 1887. See O'Keeffe's work, Music, Pink and Blue No. 2 (1918) on view in the #WhitneyCollection exhibition, Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960.