Whitney Nabs $1.5 M. Luce Foundation Grant

The Whitney. (Francis Wu/Flickr)

Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg and his development staff are making it rain. Artforum reports that the Whitney just received a $1.5 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to help cover the installation of work from its permanent collection at its forthcoming home in the Meatpacking District, and to document the museum’s collection. Said Mr. Weinberg, via Artforum: “This exceptionally magnanimous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation is a tremendous vote of confidence.”

The Whitney’s new Meatpacking home, which measures 200,000 square feet and was designed by Renzo Piano, is expected to open in 2015.

In other Whitney-related news, you now have a little more than a month to visit its 2012 biennial, which runs through May 27. George Kuchar films are screening as part of that exhibition for the next few days.