High Art Upgrade: The New Whitney
The Jeff Koons Retrospective back in October was the last time I ventured to the Whitney on 75th Street. That location also reminded me of the high school field trips of yesteryear. The brick façade of the 1960’s felt nostalgic. Cut to the 2015 Renzo Piano designed mass of steel and glass, the Whitney has been restored.
The building will open to the public May 1st and with its many outdoor spaces and breathtaking vistas it’ll be the main attraction as a new addition to the west side. The 8 floor space includes Untitled; a restaurant led by Chef Michael Anthony; a café with an outdoor terrace, a theater, 3 outdoor gallery spaces, and 22,000 pieces of American art for the inaugural exhibition America Is Hard To See. The exhibit spans the entire building in chronological order starting from the 1st floor with the Whitney’s earlier history on up to floor 8 and will run until September 27th.
Buy your tickets now at www.whitney.org.