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Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown

Whitney on Site is a series of installations commissioned to occupy the site of the Whitney's future building in the Meatpacking District.

July 7–9, 2011

STREB Extreme Action Company. Photograph by Tom Caravaglia

The Whitney Museum of American Art has commissioned noted choreographer Elizabeth Streb to create a new work as part of the series Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown. The piece, ASCENSION, which involves a twenty-one foot rotating ladder, will be performed by members of STREB Extreme Action Company in Gansevoort Plaza (the intersection of Gansevoort Street, Little West 12th Street, and Ninth Avenue), a block from the Whitney’s new building site. Performances will occur twice a day, at 3 pm and 5 pm, from Thursday, July 7 through Saturday, July 9.

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Barbara Kruger

September 1–October 17, 2010

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May 8–July 7, 2010

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Tauba Auerbach

July 18–August 29, 2010

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Image courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper, Robertson and Partners




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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.