Whitney Museum Of American Art
New York, NY 10021
Village Voice's Description
Museum hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11am-6pm; Friday 1-9pm (6a9pm pay-what-you-wish admission); & Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm This museum is located on the Upper East Side just a block away from Central Park and fairly close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The location has hosted a series of experimental and independent films and is a key collector of video art.
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Get here fast because the museum is moving downtown to the Meatpacking District. Their new six-story, 195,000-square-foot building will be designed by Renzo Piano and cost $680 million.
Designed by Marcel Breuer, the Whitney Museum's current building opened in 1966. Jacqueline Kennedy attended the building on opening day.
Make sure you see Paul Thek's "meat" sculptures and other objects on display; this pioneer of installation art influenced such contemporary art stars as Damien Hirst. Oct 21–Jan 9.
Started after the Met turned down gifts from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, this shining star owns 18,000 works - 3,116 by Edward Hopper.
Even though Fridays are pay-what-you-will, the traffic is more than manageable.
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