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The Met Announces Major David Chipperfield-Led Redesign of Modern and Contemporary Wings

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Whitney to Open New Space May 1st of 2015

Friday, November 21st, 2014

New York – The Whitney Biennial Through May 25th, 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

London: ‘Bauhaus: Art As Life’ at The Barbican Art Gallery through August 12, 2012

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

AO On Site – New York: The 2011 Art Award Gala in anticipation of the Whitney’s Groundbreaking

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

AO On Site – New York: ‘Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity,’ featuring Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky, Josef Albers, and more at MoMA through Jan. 25, 2010

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Lauder gifts $131M to Whitney – Largest in its history

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
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Art News Explores Controversy Over Helen Molesworth Firing

March 22nd, 2018

Helen Molesworth, via MOCAArt News has a piece exploring the firing of Helen Molesworth at MOCA in-depth, seeking to understand what the museum’s claims that she had been “undermining the museum.” The piece explores a series of public statements and quotes by the curator that were critical of MOCA and its programming choices.  “Everything that happens in museums is a microcosm of what happens in the world,” she says in one quote.  “I’ve been told that I have lot of ‘swagger’—code: gay, code: black. I have been told: Do I have to look at everything through the lens of identity politics?”
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Joan Jonas Profiled in The Guardian

March 22nd, 2018

Joan Jonas, via GuardianJoan Jonas gets a feature in The Guardian this week, as the artist opens her retrospective at the Tate Modern. “When I use a myth or a story or a literary text in my work, I often extract particular passages from a larger narrative that resonates with me,” she says. “In performance, the audience hears the text, recorded in advance or recited in real time, in fragments, and sees components – such as movements, props, drawings and video – that may relate only indirectly to the text. I don’t change the language, but rather I change the context, which opens up the text to different possibilities of meaning. I don’t illustrate; I juxtapose.”
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Marc Chagall Painting from National Gallery of Canada Features in Christie’s May Sale in New York

March 22nd, 2018

Chagall-La-Tour-Eiffel, via Art Market MonitorA 1929 Marc Chagall painting of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is being sold by the National Gallery of Canada at Christie’s this May in New York, and will be used to pay for new acquisitions.  “Filled with an air of sensuous, passionate romance, Marc Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel (estimate: $6-9 million) encapsulates the wonderfully poetic style that emerged in his oeuvre during the 1920s and 1930s,” the auction house said in a statement. “It was during this period that he experienced unprecedented period of happiness, stability, comfort and professional success amidst.”
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