Open Plan: Steve McQueen
Apr 29–May 14, 2016
Open Plan is a five-part exhibition using the Museum’s dramatic fifth-floor as a single open gallery, unobstructed by interior walls. See the full list of projects below.
From February 26 through May 14, 2016, the Whitney Museum of American Art will present Open Plan, an experimental five-part exhibition using the Museum’s dramatic fifth-floor as a single open gallery, unobstructed by interior walls. The largest column-free museum exhibition space in New York, the Neil Bluhm Family Galleries measure 18,200 square feet and feature windows with striking views east into the city and west to the Hudson River, making for an expansive and inspiring canvas.
Steve McQueen (b. 1969) is a visual artist and filmmaker, whose films include Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years a Slave, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. McQueen’s project for Open Plan will center on a newly expanded version of his work End Credits, which presents documents from the FBI file kept on the legendary African-American performer Paul Robeson.
In conjunction with End Credits, McQueen will be exhibiting Moonlit (2016), a recently created sculptural work which is being shown for the first time in the U.S. Moonlit will be on view in the adjacent Kaufman Gallery during Open Plan: Steve McQueen.
Open Plan: Steve McQueen is organized by Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator Donna De Salvo, with curatorial assistant Christie Mitchell.
Major support for Open Plan is provided by the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation and the National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Significant support is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston and Donald R. Mullen, Jr.
Generous support is provided by Diane and Adam E. Max.
Additional support is provided by Alexander S. C. Rower, Joseph Rosenwald Varet and Esther Kim Varet, and the Performance Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.