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Enjoy following along tonight? Become a Curate Your Own Insider member: #ShapingACollection
Kiki Smith's Yellow Moon is based on photos she took using a @Columbia telescope @ Coney Island. #ShapingACollection
Pat Steir turns the AbEx drip on its head: This Waterfall was made by flinging paint upwards. #ShapingACollection
Vermont and New Hampshire are actually mixed up in Jasper Johns's Two Maps. #ShapingACollection
Basquiat's Hollywood Africans is one of the most requested works for loan from the Museum. #ShapingACollection
This Pollock is one of his later works. It was not well-received due to the return of the figure. #ShapingACollection
Richard Artschwager actually built the toothpick for Claes Oldenburg's Giant BLT. #ShapingACollection
The photographs in Andy Warhol's Ethel Scull 36 Times are each discreet panels. #ShapingACollection
#ShapingACollection focuses on artists who came to the fore between 1940 & 1990. Where better to start than Warhol?
At a behind-the-scenes program about #ShapingACollection for Curate Your Own Insider members.
Today at 6:30 pm: I'll be tweeting a members-only prgm on #ShapingACollection w/ curatorial asst. Sarah Humphreville.
Thanks for inviting us to participate @dwell & @designmilk, and thanks to all following along. #ModernMonday
A6: Some examples: We achieved LEED gold status & also are working with the community on public art installations. #ModernMonday
A6: Good q! It’s vital to understand your neighboring community & Piano’s design relates to its location in @MeatpackingNY. #ModernMonday
A5: Our current building is our 3rd home. The Whitney was founded in the Village, so we are returning to our roots downtown. #ModernMonday
A4: The building itself is a work of art—from elevators by Richard Artschwager to the framed views of NYC & the Hudson. #ModernMonday
A3: With new facilities that will attract broader audiences: a theater, black box gallery, and dedicated education center. #ModernMonday
A2: Extraordinary floor & ceiling load capacity; power/data in floors & ceilings; light tracks; indoor/outdoor gallery space. #ModernMonday
A2: It’s impossible to anticipate how artists will want to use the space, but we do our best to try. So some things would be...#ModernMonday
A1: Also, for a lot of staff, this will be the 1st time in several yrs we will be working in the same building as artwork. #ModernMonday
A1: Construction is progressing rapidly! We’re excited to start moving from our temp office space to the new Museum this fall. #ModernMonday
We have a very special guest joining us today—Bill Maloney, the @whitneymuseum New Building Project Manager. #ModernMonday
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Join us for #ModernMonday on 7/28 at 1pm ET: @whitneymuseum will discuss its new building, and designing for art.
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Bring the family to #Koons! Today, check out activity stations in the galleries for kids: