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10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 24

The day has come. After decades of abandoned plans, thwarted expansions, space limitations and slow construction, the glistening ship-shaped new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art is set to opens on the banks of the Hudson. Monday’s gala kicks off a week of events to let the elite feast their eyes on the sweeping vistas of the water and the giant exhibition spaces, which contain “America is Hard to See,” a show of works from the permanent collection that’s said to be breathtaking. Each event will have its perks, but this gala for donors seems particularly starry, with Michael Bloomberg and Sarah Jessica Parker holding up the social end of the guest list, and the elusive master Jasper Johns standing out among the list of expected artists.

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