New Whitney Museum reveals first exhibition

Sunset from the new Whitney Museum.

Sunset from the new Whitney Museum. Image by Boss Tweed / CC BY 2.0

The new Whitney Museum of American Art will open to the public in New York on the first of May, but the press have been treated to a preview of the interior galleries and its inaugural exhibition, ‘America is Hard to See’. The exhibition showcases the huge breadth of work in the permanent collection, something which has always been difficult in the museum’s smaller previous locations, and displays pieces by iconic artists such as Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keefe, alongside virtually unknown work dug out from the archives. Inside the Renzo Piano-designed building on the banks of the Hudson, the galleries are high-ceilinged and bright with tall windows and light wooden flooring. The new location at the southern end of the High Line, surrounds the Whitney with the galleries and swanky shops and restaurants of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea. It also gives the museum lovely river views. Read more: nytimes.com

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