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Whitney Museum Board OKs Renzo Piano-Designed Downtown Building to Open in 2015

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 30 May 2010

Image The New York Times

The Renzo Piano-designed downtown Whitney will be a six-story building adjacent to the High Line Park in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District.

Carol Vogel has written an article entitled “Whitney Museum Plans New Building Downtown” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) looking at the approval by the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Board of Directors to build, beginning in one year, and scheduled to open in 2015, a new, much larger facility designed by Renzo Piano, adjacent to the High Line Park in the Meat Packing district of New York City.  The future of the museum’s current Marcel Breuer-designed upper east side Manhattan building, opened when the Whitney’s permanent collection numbered 2000 works, and much too small to expose more than an miniscule portion of its now 18000 work-strong collection,  may very well entail a joint venture with Metropolitan Museum of Art.

See our sister blog, designalog, for a  post on the Renzo Piano-designed addition to the Kimbell Art Museum to open in 2013, for more on Piano’s museum designs, here.

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The Whitney Heads Downtown – Even Before Deciding on a New Downtown Branch

Posted by the editors on Friday, 16 April 2010

Photo: Guyton\Walker

Part of a digital rendering of the Guyton\Walker installation near an entrance to the High Line

Describing it as a Whitney Museum “Pop-up Store”, Carol Vogel has written an article entitled “Whitney Heads for the High Line” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times discussing the Whitney’s planned temporary outdoor exhibition program to be installed in the space of the, as yet undecided, Whitney Downtown.  The programs and exhibitions have already been planned and will open in the near future and run through next October.  This seems an interesting way to gauge potential public interest in the Whitney Downtown project (High Line park management expects over a million visitors there this summer), and to, perhaps, justify the $50,000 a month the Whitney is apparently currently spending to keep their option on the space, one fervently hopes, destined to be the new Whitney Downtown branch.
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Whitney Museum Downtown – Is There Enough Money?

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

The Whitney’s signature building on the Upper East Side, designed by Marcel Breuer

Though there is no disputing the fact that the Whitney Museum of American Art is in desperate need of additional space to expose (more of) its collection, Carol Vogel, with Kate Taylor have written a necessarily interesting article entitled “Rift in Family as Whitney Plans a Second Home” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times which discusses the seemingly much more thorny subject of money.  The real question, apparently, is can the Whitney afford to run two museums….  More on the Whitney Downtown in our post, yesterday, “A New Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown”.
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