The Whitney Studio Is Designated a National Treasure

October 8, 2014

On October 8, the National Trust officially announced the Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City, as a National Treasure.

A hidden gem located within the New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, the Whitney Studio has been inspiring artists since 1907. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney started with a single carriage house on MacDougal Alley and created the epicenter of the early 20th century American art movement.

She assembled buildings, people, art, and ideas, and changed the way American art was perceived, purchased, and showcased across the United States, establishing the Whitney Museum of American Art here in 1931.

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