We’ve barely scratched the surface of New York’s gallery scene, and then along comes a Renzo Piano-designed behemoth on the Hudson River. Opening on 1st May 2015, the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new home, at the southern-most point of The High Line, will house its permanent collection of over 21,000 American artists from the 20th and 21st centuries, spanning movements such as Pop Art, Modernism and Expressionism, as well as contemporary works. Our interest is piqued in the Whitney’s key focus – or ‘deep holdings’ as they’re rather beautifully called – on some of our favourite artists including Cindy Sherman (below), Alexander Calder, Georgia O’Keeffe and Lorna Simpson. The inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard To See, will showcase this incredible permanent collection.
And if all of this culture makes you peckish, the Whitney has installed Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group at the burners to create a farm-to-table (well, what did you expect?) coffee shop boasting Rockwell Group interiors. All the boxes perfectly composed and ticked.
America Is Hard To See, 1 May to 27 September 2015
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014
Tel: +1 (212) 570-3600 | http://www.whitney.org