You Can Still Get in on the Whitney Biennial 2022

August 12, 2022 Desiree Homer

Event planners are always keen on finding new ways to explore New York entertainment and the arts. And if you’re looking for things to do in the city to inspire your artistic side or just enjoy the landscape of American art, there’s still time to get in on the Whitney Biennial 2022 at The Whitney Museum of American Art. The Whitney, as it’s most often called, is located in the West Village and Meatpacking District neighborhoods of Manhattan. And this year’s exhibit is nothing short of incredible.

What Is the Whitney Biennial 2022?

Even those who don’t consider themselves to be culturists can enjoy incredible art exhibits. And if you need things to do in August, you’re not too late to enjoy this diverse and landmark exhibition of talented artists. The inspirational Whitney Museum of American Art is a must-add to your social calendar. The Biennial 2022 showcases an “interdisciplinary and intergenerational group” of more than 60 artists and collectives. 

These works of awe-inspiring art will touch your soul as depictions of the “American experience” through the lenses of complexities, hardships, and opportunities. It’s an art collective that’s been depicting and shaping the American cultural conversation since 1932. Originally created by the museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the invitational exhibition has featured more than 3,600 artists over the years.

‘Quiet As It’s Kept’

This year’s Whitney Biennial is titled Quiet As It’s Kept, intended to be a colloquialism, and marks the 80th edition of the exhibit. Curators for this exhibit include Adrienne Edwards and David Breslin, along with Mia Matthias, Gabriel Almeida Baroja, and Margaret Kross. The exhibit kicked off in April but is slated to run through September 5, meaning you still have time to experience this exhibition for yourself.

The Curatorial Statement highlights:

  • Instead of a common theme, this year’s pursuit is that of various intuitions.
  • Abstraction is still a powerful method for creating, sharing, and implying artistic meaning.
  • Narratives can sift through pop culture, literary, and political frameworks artistically.
  • The sentiments associated with “American” can transcend the nation’s physical and psychological limits.
  • The Biennial proposes a more meaningful exchange of ideas, cultural and aesthetic possibilities.

Curator inspiration for the New York event includes jazz drummer Max Roach, novelist Toni Morrison, and artist David Hammons. 

What to Know Before Your Visit

Vaccinations and face coverings are not required, as per the visitor policies; however, they are strongly recommended. For best availability, the Whitney Museum of American Art encourages advance timed tickets, which can be booked online. Same-day tickets are available but often limited. Affiliate admissions are available to members of certain groups with proper identification.

Food, drinks, flash photography, and tripods/selfie sticks are prohibited. Photography among these galleries is allowed for non-commercial and personal use only. Small bags may be checked and carried, while larger bags and umbrellas must be checked upon entry. 

You don’t have to be a savvy art enthusiast or professional to be inspired by the Whitney Biennial 2022. Tap into your creative spirit and explore the many exhibits making up this gallery. Be moved and open your art appreciation to some of these phenomenal American art landscape artists!

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