May 17 – Sep 22, 2019, Closed Tuesdays
Argentine, Colombian, French, Indigenous, Mexican & Puerto Rican art exhibition
MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC ~ The survey of the latest developments in American art
Museum of modern, post-war and contemporary art of the United States in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District
The Whitney Museum of American Art was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Being a sculptor herself, Ms. Whitney recognized the difficulty that American contemporary artists had exhibiting and selling their work. She began collecting and showing artists herself from 1907 to 1942.
In 1929, Ms. Whitney offered her collection with an endowment to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Upon being declined, Ms. Whitney founded The Whitney and opened the museum at another site in Greenwich Village in 1931. The museum moved to Midtown in 1954. In 1963 it moved to its iconic Marcel Breuer-designed Madison Avenue location in the Upper East Side. In 2015, The Whitney moved back to Greenwich Village.
In the past, The Whitney did not pay particular attention to American artists with a Latin heritage. Today, The Whitney sees America for what it is, a multicultural mix. That point of view is represented in both The Whitney’s permanent collection and exhibitions.
July 13 – September 30, 2018
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
See how Indigenous cosmology suggests architecture which defines home and life itself