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Why MoMA is a huge disappointment and the Whitney gets it

A view of the westside exterior of the new $422 million Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
courtesy BEBETO MATTHEWS/AP

MAY 1, 2015

(via Southern California Public Radio - Darby Maloney and Cameron Kell | The Frame)

Established museums almost never relocate — look how much trouble LACMA's gone through just to renovate part of its campus. So it's a big deal that the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City just moved from the Upper East Side of Manhattan to the borough's Meatpacking District.

Jerry Saltz, the senior art critic for New York Magazine, wrote a recent cover story about the new Whitney. He says he's "in love with what the building represents." On the day of the new Whitney's public opening, Saltz told SCPR about the spectacle surrounding museums today, the crushing realities of trying to be an artist in New York and what the major New York museums would be like if they were your college friends. 

Listen to the audio and read the complete article on scpr.org:
http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2015/05/01/42670/why-moma-is-a-huge-disappointment-and-the-whitney

 

 

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