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Whitney Biennial 1973
Jan 10–Mar 18, 1973

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Learn more about the Whitney Biennial, the longest-running survey of American art.



In the News

“The old Whitney annuals used to alternate between painting and sculpture on alternate years, but the new art styles employing new media [. . .] do not permit such hard-and-fast categorization.” —The New York Times

“The Whitney, ever yearning to get with it, has tried to give us a playground—that is exactly what the biennial suggests, a kind of mail-order jungle gym—but we’ve outgrown it.” —The New York Times

“. . . the entire exhibition space is now filled to the top with the works of art, near-art, non-art, anti-art, pseudo-art and you-name-it that make up this survey of what is going on just now.” —The New York Times

“. . . an energetic attempt to encompass a broad spectrum of styles and methods and ideas—particularly the new ideas—that now determine the forms that art is given, and the exhibition does succeed in embracing a great diversity of statement.” —The New York Times

“We should not be surprised [. . .] that the Whitney show—which fills all five floors of the museum—takes a sort of liberal, all-things-to-all-men attitude toward the current art scene.” —The New York Times


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A 30-second online art project:
Sara Ludy, Tumbleweeds

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