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A Valentines Day sentiment that transcends the decades: this 1988 painting by Andrew Masullo is made on a found panel and features an excerpt from Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sonnet “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” written in 1920. 

[Andrew Masullo (b. 1957), 1918, 1988. Oil on found wood, 17 7/8 × 15 1/16in. (45.4 × 38.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2014.23. © Andrew Masullo]

FINAL WEEK! Don’t miss Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, closing Sunday. 

Installation view of Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 20, 2015–March 6, 2016). Photograph by Ronald Amstutz

Fall is right around the corner, and we’re looking forward to a new season of exhibitions—from Toyin Ojih Odutola’s first solo museum show to the most comprehensive exhibition of Laura Owens’s work to-date. Explore the lineup on whitney.org

 [Laura Owens, Untitled, 1997. Oil, acrylic, and airbrushed oil on canvas, 96 × 120 in. (243.8 × 304.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2011.274. © Laura Owens]

View of Dan Flavin’s Monument for V. Tatlin (1969) from the outdoor gallery. 

Installation view of Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 20, 2015–March 6, 2016). Photograph by Ronald Amstutz

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner opens Friday. Co-organized by the Whitney and Centre Pompidou, the exhibition celebrates a promised gift of American and international work from the 1960s to the present day. We’ll be posting live from the press preview on Twitter and Instagram starting at 10 am EST. 

Bernadette Corporation (active 1994–), Creation of a False Feeling, 2000. Chromogenic print: sheet, 70 ½ × 49 13/16 in. (179.1 × 126.5); image, 60 11/16 × 47 1/16 in. (154.1 × 119.5). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2014.10. Courtesy Greene Naftali Gallery

Liz Deschenes noticed that visitors have been taking selfies in her work Green Screen #7 (2001), currently on view in Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner. When the artist was at the Museum for a member breakfast with director Adam Weinberg, he encouraged her to pose for her own!

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Co-organized by the Whitney and Centre Pompidou, Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner celebrates a promised gift of American and international work from the 1960s to the present day. See works by Diane Arbus, Christopher Wool, Laura Owens, and more through March 6.