The Whitney Museum of American Art


A chilly but sunny February morning saw me walk the Highline from West 30th, south to the Whitney. This is not the first time I have walked the Highline, but it is my first trip to this wonderful museum which houses a collection of over 25,000 works, created by more than 3,500 American artists during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Museum's own website states it has consistently purchased works within the year they were created, often well before the artists who created them became broadly recognized.

I descend the steps from the Highline, beneath largescale hanging works by Vivian Suter, whose exhibition I have just seen at Tate Liverpool. The Whitney, which stands beside the Hudson River, here in the Meat Packing District, was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, whose other well-known buildings include the Pompidou, Paris and The Shard in London.

 

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