When the Future Whitney opens next spring, its works on paper study center will allow scholars and students unprecedented access to the Museum’s vast array of twentieth and twenty-first century American drawings. In this Whitney Stories video, Carter Foster, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing, introduces plans for the space and describes the characteristics that make drawings a uniquely intimate form.
This video is part of an ongoing series which sheds light on the Whitney’s plans through conversations with artists, Whitney staff, and integral members of the construction team—view more Whitney Stories videos below.
This first installment of the fifteen-part Whitney Stories video series features Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, the Whitney’s Associate Director for Conservation and Research.
While from the corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets the Future Whitney looks nearly complete, activity continues at a steady pace above view and behind its steel façade.