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AO On-Site – New York: The 2019 Whitney Biennial, May 17–Sep 22, 2019

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Indigenous Womxn’s Collective Stages Protest at Whitney

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

NYT Spotlights Artists and Politics of Whitney Biennial

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Whitney Biennial Artists Call for Removal of Warren B. Kanders from Board

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Whitney Launches Site Dedicated to Past Versions of Biennial

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Whitney Museum Has Added 300 Works to Collection Over Last Six Months

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Academics Publish Open Letter Calling for Ouster of Whitney’s Board Vice-Chair Warren Kanders

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Decolonize This Place Launches Ambitious Protest at Whitney

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Joe Mantello and Stanley Whitney Sit Down in NYT Interview

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Activist Group W.A.G.E. Calls on Whitney Biennial Participants to Demand Pay After Recent Museum Controversies

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

New York – Stanley Whitney: “In the Color” at Lisson Gallery Through December 21st, 2018

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Protests at Whitney Museum This Weekend Call for Weapons Supplier’s Ouster

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Adam Weinberg Responds to Controversy Over Whitney Board Vice Chair Warren Kanders

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

New York – David Wojnarowicz: “History Keeps Me Awake at Night” at the Whitney Museum Through September 30th, 2018

Monday, August 27th, 2018

ACT UP Stages Protest at Whitney’s David Wojnarowicz Show

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Pace Appoints Whitney Ferrare Director of Hong Kong Space

Friday, July 20th, 2018

The Whitney to Open Major Andy Warhol Exhibition

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Whitney Curator Barbara Haskell Profiled in NYT

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Adrienne Edwards Tapped as New Performance Curator at Whitney

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Whitney Acquires 32 Works from Whitney Biennial

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Laura Owens Releases Over 600-page Monograph for Whitney Show

Friday, November 10th, 2017

New York – Stanley Whitney: “Drawings” at Lisson Gallery Through October 21st, 2017

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Whitney Unveils David Hammons Work for Piers

Friday, October 6th, 2017

New York — Hélio Oiticica: “To Organize Delirium” at the Whitney Museum of American Art Through October 1st, 2017

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Art News Charts Acquisitions and Sales Speculations Among Mega-Galleries

May 22nd, 2019

A piece in Art News notes the increased pace of acquisition of artists and artists’ estates by Hauser & Wirth of late, and looks at the sizes and purported earnings of each of the mega-galleries. “Gagosian was reputed to gross the most: roughly $1 billion a year,” says writer Michael Shnayerson. “The others were said to be closer to $250 million each, but claimed to do better.”
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Brooklyn Academy of Music Workers Move to Unionize

May 22nd, 2019

Administrative workers and cinema staff at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York are trying to unionize, Artforum reports. “We are here because we believe in BAM’s mission,” the new union’s Twitter account posted last month. “Through unionization, we raise our morale, pride, and job satisfaction. Our union will make BAM stronger, more democratic, and more sustainable. BAM is a cultural institution that stands for freedom of expression, innovation, and open dialogue. However, as administrative staff, we need a truly powerful voice of our own in our workplace.”
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Knight Foundation Gives $1.7 Million to PBS

May 22nd, 2019

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has given a $1.7 million gift to PBS, Art News reports. “This initiative raises the visibility of artists working across the U.S., north to south and east to west, in cities large and small,”says Victoria Rogers, the Knight Foundation’s vice president for arts. “Through its iconic national programming and expanded digital presence, PBS NewsHour’s Canvas elevates art as national news, bringing arts directly to millions of people on their screens big and small.”
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