Posts tagged Whitney Museum
Stuart Davis: A Seminal Year in Paris

Don’t delay, hurry on down before September 25th to see “Stuart Davis: In Full Swing,” a retrospective of more than 80 significant works by the American modernist painter on exhibition at the Whitney Museum.  

At the age of 16, Davis talked his parents into letting him quit school and join a group of painters known as the Ashcan School, under the leadership of Robert Henri. Other notables in this group included Edward Hopper and George Bellows, both of whom have major works in the Whitney’s permanent collection. What was revolutionary about the Ashcan School was their subject matter—the urban landscape of America, bustling with millions of immigrants and stamped with grittiness and vitality.

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Breathless at The Whitney

When the Whitney Museum of American Art came into view, it, quite literally,  took my breath away.  Designed by the world-famous architect Renzo Piano, the museum -- all steel and glass,  all light and air-- is a beauty. With its welcoming plaza andterraces extending from the fifth and sixth floors over the High Line, the Whitney climbs and soars above a lively neighborhood scene on Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking district. What a welcome change for what's widely-regarded to be an unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary art.  And what a fitting tribute.

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