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The Whitney Women 

As the Whitney prepares for its historic move downtown, Flora Miller Biddle discusses the three generations of “Whitney Women”—her grandmother Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who in 1914 founded the Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, and in 1930 the Whitney Museum of American Art; her mother Flora Whitney Miller, who served as the Museum’s President (1941-1966) and Chairman (1966-1974); and herself, who served as President (1977-1985) and is currently the Honorary Chairman of the Museum.