Whitney Biennial 2017 | Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
It's been a long time coming for this summer's Whitney Biennial. The Biennial is the first to be held at the museum's two-year-old downtown location, and the move delayed the exhibition by a year. But after touring 40 cities over the first half of 2016, curators Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks pulled together works from 63 American artists, including a virtual reality setup, abstract paintings, outdoor sculptures, and a 3-D film.
Expect political and social justice undertones—and, with it, inevitable controversy. But you'll also be met with pieces that make you stop and think, before snapping that Instagram photo. The collection features everything from a grid of nearly 3,000 bologna slices (William Pope.L's "Claim [Whitney Version]," 2017) to a collection of frilly banners bearing symbols of prejudice and racism (Cauleen Smith's "In the Wake," 2017).
Through June 11 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., New York. Admission: $25 adults, $18 students.