The Whitney Museum is made up of multiple narratives which have emerged over the course of its eighty-five year history. Founded in 2011, Whitney Stories invites you to engage with these accounts by presenting a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s ongoing transformation.
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.
When Matthew Skopek began working as a conservator at the Whitney in 2006, Franz Kline’s Mahoning (1956) was installed as part of a permanent collection exhibition at the Museum. Ever since viewing the painting seven years ago, he wanted to restore it.
Established in 2013 by American artists Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, New Theater has mounted plays within a converted storefront in Berlin for the past two years. In this Q&A, Henkel and Pitegoff discuss their artistic practice on the occasion of their U.S. debut.
The Whitney opened at 99 Gansevoort Street on May 1, 2015. This Whitney Stories post from 2011 reflects on the then-upcoming move, and revisits the Museum’s history of moving to fulfill its mission.