Can We Get a Whit-Ness?
Renderings have been unveiled for a roughly 14,000-square-foot Madison Avenue retail space next to the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The project, still under construction at 935 Madison Avenue, is part of a renovation of a historical 1876 property on 74th Street. The retail portion includes roughly 7,200 square feet on ground floor and 7,100 on the lower level, said Isaacs & Co.’s Joel Isaacs, who is marketing the retail space with colleague Josh Lewin. It will have over 100 feet of frontage on Madison Avenue.
The Whitney Museum broke ground last week. Buried by all the fanfare was the fact that the august institution still has a good deal of money to raise before it finishes its Renzo Piano-designed museum in 2015, about $200 million, a little under one-third the cost of the new building. Any deals it can Read More
I happened to visit Glenn Ligon’s midcareer retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum, provocatively titled “America,” the day Barack Obama released the long form of his birth certificate to the press. It was a fitting coincidence. The president and the artist, both black and (indisputably) American, were born only a year apart–Ligon in 1960 and Read More
The Whitney Museum of American Art will replace homey with hip at its new downstairs café, set to open this winter. The museum announced this morning that it has selected the Rockwell Group to design the restaurant, which will be operated by the tasty but omnipresent Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group.
The Read More
Hannah Rusten squirmed in the air as her mother held her up and gestured at the mud-colored painting in front of them. “That looks like the Gowanus,” her mom, Rebekah Coleman offered helpfully, showing her 11-month-old daughter Charles Burchfield’s 1938 oil on canvas Old House By Creek.
“We walk by the Gowanus Read More
The biggest news of the year in art-world real estate has led to the biggest question mark: Now that the Whitney Museum of American Art is moving downtown, what will happen to its monolithic Upper East Side Marcel Breuer home?
The Art Newspaper asked three experts—former director David Ross, Marcel Read More
Kicking the Whitney Museum of American Art’s trend of blending art and fashion up a notch, the museum’s co-chair Adam Lippes last night hosted a laid-back celebration of his collaboration with the institution and online retailer Gilt Groupe.
The elegantly dressed partygoers were feting the July 1 launch of “ADAM for The Whitney Museum Read More
Unfortunately for the girls in mini-dresses and high heels, the annual Whitney Art Party (the last unofficial party of the spring season) fell on a rainy, cold night this year. It didn’t seem to much affect the guest list: actresses Christina Ricci, Emilie de Ravin and Eva Amurri (daughter of Susan Sarandon) arrived at the Read More
Yesterday afternoon, the Whitney’s board unanimously approved plans for a new space in the meatpacking district. The downtown building should be completed in 2015 and will allow the museum much needed room to expand–currently, the Whitney can only display 150 works at a time from its collection of 18,000.
The vote was a “carefully choreographed” Read More