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THE WHITNEY IS CLOSED IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING OF OUR NEW BUILDING in spring 2015


Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the new building will vastly increase the Whitney’s exhibition and programming space, providing the first comprehensive view of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

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A child designs his own Museum-of-the-Future at the annual HarvestFest celebration in Gansevoort Plaza, 2013. Photograph by Danielle Linzer
Looking Back at _Black Male_: A Conversation with Thelma Golden, Hilton Als and Huey Copeland

Installation view of Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art (Whitney Museum of American Art, November 10, 1994–March 5, 1995). Fred Wilson, Guarded View, 1991. Photograph by Geoffrey Clements

Lectures, Talks, Readings 

Looking Back at
Black Male

Fri, Dec 12, 2014  6:30 PM

On the twentieth anniversary of her groundbreaking exhibition Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in American Art, curator Thelma Golden speaks with writer Hilton Als, and art historian and critic Huey Copeland.

Please note: This event takes place at The New School Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street.

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Watch: Tours of the Meatpacking District

PIER 57 AND THE 2004 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

Pier 57 is located a few blocks north of the Whitney’s new location in the Meatpacking District. In this video, artist Lize Mogel revisits the mass containment of protestors that occurred there during the 2004 Republican National Convention.
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Alexandra and Steven Cohen, Jeff Koons, and PS 33 students in front of Koons’s Hanging Heart (Violet/Gold) (1994-2006), October 2014. Photograph by Filip Wolak