The current iteration of this website was launched on May 21, 2013 and built as a creative and technical collaboration between the Whitney Museum of American Art and Linked By Air. The website is based on the Economy content management system, designed and developed by Linked by Air and built in Ruby on Rails; The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media, WGBH Educational Foundation served as accessibility consultants on this project. The Museum's graphic identity was designed by Experimental Jetset. The Museum's collection online was developed by Cogapp.
In 2009, the Whitney began commissioning Sunrise/Sunset, a series of Internet art projects to mark sunrise and sunset in New York City, every day. Unfolding over a timeframe of ten to thirty seconds, each project forms a visual and interactive intervention with the website itself. Sunrise/Sunset is curated by Whitney Adjunct Curator of New Media Christiane Paul and implemented by the Museum's Digital Media Department.
To see Sunrise/Sunset, be anywhere on this website. Sunset today: 5:59 PM, New York time. Sunrise: 7:20 AM. Time in New York now: 5:20:18 PM.