The Whitney’s New Facility in New York City

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The Whitney
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Steven Saslow, a consultant for the Blackstone Group, has years of experience mentoring and teaching interns and new employees within the finance industry. Harboring a passion for the arts outside of his work with Blackstone, Steven Saslow frequents several museums in New York. A favorite stop is the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The Whitney features a full range of 20th-century and contemporary American art and often displays the work of living artists. Notable modern-day artists,, including Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, and Cindy Sheman, all had their first retrospectives displayed at the museum.

Located in the Meatpacking District of New York City, the Whitney’s new building is situated between the High Line and the Hudson River. Noted Italian architect Renzo Piano designed the facility and drew a great deal of inspiration from the unique industrial nature of the site’s surroundings. The building was opened to the public on May 1, 2015.

The Whitney’s building is asymmetrical and sculptural in nature, maintaining a distinct contemporary feel that matches the collections within its walls. It contains over 50,000 square feet of indoor gallery space in addition to 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space. A black-box theatre, conservation lab, library reading room, education center, and an outdoor plaza that functions as a public gathering place were also included in the building’s design.

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Cadaqués – Scenic Costa Bravo Fishing Village and Artist’s Colony

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Cadaqués
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A respected Blackstone Group consultant, Steven Saslow seeks out sustainable hedge fund investment strategies. He also mentors young professionals interested in financial careers at Blackstone through the Road to Wall Street program of Rutgers College. Steven Saslow has a passion for travel and particularly enjoys destinations such as the Costa Bravo region north of Barcelona.

One of the highlights of the area is Cadaqués, a coastal village set on a rocky, rugged shoreline adjacent the Cap de Creus Natural Park. Featuring calm waters along a sheltered harbor, Cadaqués’ historic quarter provides a distinctive Mediterranean ambiance with labyrinthine streets and whitewashed residences.

In the early 20th century, the sun-drenched fishing village attracted notice among artists such as Miro and Picasso, and inspired many of the young Salvador Dali’s most memorable creations. With Dali’s talent evident from an early age, his father set him up with a Cadaqués studio that led to art school in Madrid and international recognition during his time in Paris.

Despite growing fame, Dali ultimately returned to Cadaqués and helped shape it into a uniquely protected community. Today, the community is home to a myriad of art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. It offers travelers a welcome respite from the mass tourism prevalent along much of Spain’s Mediterranean coast.