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Advance Exhibition Schedule

Edward Hopper's New York
Oct 19, 2022—Mar 5, 2023

The city of New York was Edward Hopper’s home for nearly six decades (1908–67), a period that spans his entire mature career and coincides with a historic time of urban development. Edward Hopper’s New York is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the artist’s rich and sustained relationship with the city that served as the subject, setting, and inspiration for so many of his most celebrated and persistently vexing pictures. The survey will take a comprehensive look at Hopper’s life and work through his depictions of the city—from his early impressions in sketches, prints, and illustrations, to his late paintings, in which New York served as a backdrop for his evocative distillations of urban experience. Drawing from the Whitney’s extensive holdings by the artist and amplified by key loans, the exhibition will bring together many of Hopper’s iconic city pictures such as Automat (1927), Early Sunday Morning (1930), Room in New York (1932), New York Movie (1939), and Morning Sun (1952), as well as several lesser-known yet critically important examples including the artist's watercolors of downtown New York and his painting November, Washington Square (1932/1958). The presentation will be significantly informed by a variety of materials from the Museum’s recently acquired Sanborn Hopper Archive—printed ephemera, correspondence, photographs, and journals that together inspire new insights into Hopper’s life. By exploring the artist’s work through the lens of New York, the exhibition offers a fresh take on this formidable figure and considers the city itself as a lead actor.

Edward Hopper’s New York is curated by Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, with Melinda Lang, Senior Curatorial Assistant.


no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria
Nov 23, 2022—Apr 23, 2023

Organized to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria—a category five storm that hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017—the Whitney presents no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria. This exhibition brings together over fifty works by an intergenerational group of more than fifteen artists from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora, recognizing the ways artists have responded to the transformative years since the hurricane. Made between 2017 and 2022, these works seek to analyze the cracks left by the storm in the very structure of Puerto Rico's politics, culture, and society through painting, video, installation, performance, poetry, and never-before-seen commissions. no existe un mundo poshuracán—a verse borrowed from Puerto Rican poet Raquel Salas Rivera—is the first scholarly exhibition focused on Puerto Rican art to be organized by a large U.S. museum in nearly half a century.

While the exhibition centers on Hurricane Maria, it is also defined by the larger context that surrounded and exacerbated the aftermath of the storm. This chain of events includes the austerity measures implemented by the PROMESA law (also referred to as La Junta); the deaths of 4,645 Puerto Ricans as a consequence of the hurricane; the ouster of governor Ricardo Rosselló that led to the Verano del 19 (Summer of 2019); the string of earthquakes in early 2020; the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more.

This exhibition is organized by Marcela Guerrero, Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator, with Angelica Arbelaez, Rubio Butterfield Family Fellow and Sofía Silva, former Curatorial & Education Fellow in US Latinx Art.


Martine Gutierrez: Supremacy
Sept 2022—Mar 2023

This fall, the Whitney will display Martine Gutierrez’s Supremacy (2021) on the facade of 95 Horatio Street. Supremacy, a photo-performance in the artist’s signature chameleonic style, presents a newly created scene in which Gutierrez poses as a model surrounded by Barbie-like dolls. The work continues the artist’s investigation of how media propagates archetypes of women, beauty, and authenticity. A photograph reproduced as a 17-by-29-foot vinyl print, Supremacy will go on view in September, weather permitting, on the southwest corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets, located directly across from the Whitney and the High Line. The work is the next in a series of public art installations organized by the Museum in partnership with TF Cornerstone and High Line Art.

The project is organized by Marcela Guerrero, Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator.

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