The Whitney’s New Facility in New York City

The Whitney pic
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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