Whitney Biennial 1979

Feb 6–Apr 1, 1979

The Whitney Biennial 1979 was curated by John G. Hanhardt, Barbara Haskell, Richard Marshall, Mark Segal, and Patterson Sims.

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

In the News

“The Whitney Biennials have a perfect history of critical disapprobation. This 1979 version forestalls complaints as regards omissions at the outset since no unifying premises are declared.” —The Burlington Magazine

“. . . a potpourri of current work in a dizzying variety of styles and media.” —The New York Times

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