New Era for Whitney Museum of American Art

May 19, 2015 by Jessica Pumphrey

As our work to restore the Whitney Studio continues, we couldn’t help but stop and admire the shiny new Whitney Museum of American Art that opened this month.

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney left her mark on the world when she welcomed the work of neglected American artists to her Whitney Studio in 1914. As a sculptor and arts patron, she spent her entire life supporting creatives across the country. Now more than 100 years later, the Whitney Museum of American Art is entering into a new era with a building that CBS calls, “a true artists’ museum.” The 50,000 square foot indoor gallery space hosts more than 20,000 works of art and is now open to the public.

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