Thursday, May 19, 2016
A Day at the new Whitney Museum
I went to the city today to visit the new Whitney Museum of American Art. They have built a new building downtown, on Gansevoort Street designed by Renzo Piano, and their iconic Marcel Breuer building uptown has been taken over by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There was a huge exhibit covering two floors, called "Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney Collection." It was an amazing collection of paintings and photographs, and sculptures. I was looking at paper sculptures of a number of buildings, when I realized that the plexiglass cover reflected people walking by. So I positioned myself in one spot and waited. In the background, by the way, is another artwork showing raised fists, which adds complexity, and some mystery to the image.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:16 PM