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Whitney Stories Video:
Donna De Salvo
Apr 27, 2015

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, from the height of its ceilings to the type of wood used in the gallery floors. She illuminates the thinking behind the inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See, which offers an unprecedented view of the Whitney's permanent collection, and notes a hope for the future: that artists will reinvent the building's aspirational spaces in the years to come.

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.

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