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Monday, June 22, 2015

The New Whitney Museum


My recent trip to New York City had many highlights, but seeing the new home of the Whitney in the Meatpacking District was among my priorities. There's been as much buzz about the so-called wild architecture has there has the new choice of neighbourhoods, but I'm here to let you know that it's a "must-see" the next time you get a chance. As always, it's a random collection of art that highlights American creators through the ages, but in its new and very modern setting at the base of the Highline walking park, the fearless and sometimes jarring masterpieces fit right in. My last visit to the old location in the Upper East Side became memorable for the discovery of a rather vast collection of Joseph Cornell's assemblages. He is considered to be the Godfather of the art form, yet somehow the collection must have moved on as I failed to find any of his beloved pieces gracing the walls of the new Whitney. Instead I had to settle for Robert Motherwell and Robert Rauschenberg's infamous and daring collage abstractions.... just to name a few.


13 comments:

  1. Hello, dear one...
    It's so good to be back visiting after climbing out of my little cave of a wild year...
    Good to hear that you had a fun time in NY! I adore it.
    Today my mind and creativity were stretched as well at our museum...Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame...mind-bending and fascinating stuff...
    Namaste and warm hugs,
    ~ Irina

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