New York: The Meatpacking District – The New Whitney Museum of American Art. The Whitney Museum of American Art was founded by arts patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1931 in Greenwich Village. It Later moved uptown and was until recently, housed in a Marcel Breuer designed building. Since May 1st. the museum has returned downtown to a new and bigger building designed by Renzo Piano. It is located in the Meatpacking District at the southern entrance to the High Line and overlooking the Hudson River.
Above. Jasper Johns – Three Flags – 1958.
The Whitney Museum of American Art – designed by architect Renzo Piano seen from Gansevoort Street
Whitney Stories: Renzo Piano – Video. In this Whitney Stories video, architect Renzo Piano articulates the philosophy behind the building's design and describes the experiences envisioned for its spaces, from its expansive galleries to its city-facing terraces.
Whitney – America is Hard to See Exhibition. Drawn entirely from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s collection, America Is Hard to See exhibition, until September 27, takes the inauguration of the Museum’s new building as an opportunity to reexamine the history of art in the United States from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. The Six hundred works in the exhibition elaborate the themes, ideas, beliefs, and passions that have galvanized American artists in their struggle to work within and against established conventions, often directly engaging their political and social contexts.
Whitney - Alexander Calder - Calder’s Circus – 1926-31
Whitney - Mark Rothko – Four Darks in Red - 1958
Whitney - one of the big windows facing the Hudson River and New Jersey
Whitney - Center: Ellsworth Kelly – Whites – 1963
Whitney - Marisol – Women and Dog – 1963-64
Whitney – Thomas Downing – Five - 1967
Whitney - Jeff Koons – New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue, New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue Doubledecker – 1981-87
Whitney - Donald Judd – Untitled – 1966
Whitney - Outdoor Gallery
Whitney - The Statue of Liberty
in the background
Whitney - Jean-Michel Basquiat – Hollywood Africans – 1983
Whitney - Untitled Restaurant - Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern
Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie with Vanilla Milk
Contessanally - Taste Stars *****
Whitney - seen from Washington Street the High Line in the foreground