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In this capstone to the Whitney Stories video series, Alice Pratt Brown Director Adam Weinberg provides insight into the Museum’s expansion downtown, which was realized under his leadership over the course of more than a decade through the collaboration of hundreds of staff members—affectionately called the Whitney Family.
As the great-granddaughter of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, trustee Fiona Donovan grew up alongside the Whitney Museum. As the Whitney prepares to open its new building in the Meatpacking District, she looks back at a founding principle that has sustained it through decades of change: a conviction to put artists first.
In this Whitney Stories video, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs Donna De Salvo discusses how the curatorial process informed the building’s architecture, and notes a hope for the future: that artists will reinvent its aspirational spaces in the years to come.