Designing the Whitney of the Future
May 26, 2011–Feb 19, 2012


Architectural rendering of the new Whitney Museum from the High Line.

Image courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper, Robertson & Partners

On May 24, 2011, the Whitney broke ground for a new building designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and located between the High Line and the Hudson River Park in the Meatpacking District. In this exhibition, renderings and a model reflecting the building’s innovative design are paired with artist Lawrence Weiner’s language piece HERE THERE & EVERYWHERE; Piano’s design and Weiner’s words suggest that while art can be specific to a site and place, it represents a human cultural achievement that is ephemeral, everywhere, and universal.