January 28, 2005 |
The Whitney Museum of American Art's collection has grown over the last few decades -- from a couple hundred objects in 1966 to more than 15,000 today. Unfortunately, the gallery space hasn't kept up, and only a tiny portion of the works can be shown at the museum's famed Marcel Breuer-designed building on Madison Avenue. Attempts to expand the museum have come and gone -- the most recent in 2003, when a $200-million plan was scrapped as too expensive.
July 30, 2004 |
Two employees of the Whitney Museum of American Art have been charged with stealing $880,000 over a two-year period by voiding ticket sales and pocketing the cash, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau said Thursday.
March 6, 2004 |
Three months after Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art acquired Edward Ruscha's "Chocolate Room," a conceptual installation that covers walls of an entire room with shingle-like sheets of chocolate-coated paper, New York's Whitney Museum of American Art has received a gift of 456 photographs and prints by the L.A.-based artist. The donation, announced Friday, makes the Whitney the principal repository of Ruscha's photographic works.
August 9, 2003 |
The Whitney Museum of American Art has chosen Adam Weinberg, a former senior curator at the museum, as its new director. Weinberg, currently the director of the Addison Gallery of Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., was approved by the museum's board of directors on Thursday. He will replace Maxwell Anderson, who resigned after five years in the post in May, citing differences with the board.
April 16, 2003 |
In another example of cultural belt-tightening, Manhattan's Whitney Museum of American Art confirmed Tuesday that it will scrap its plans to build an expansion, designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, due to financial problems. The ambitious project, which unofficial estimates have pegged at $200 million, will be jettisoned as the museum seeks instead to build its $45-million endowment.
May 12, 1998 |
There's something quaint about the newly opened fifth-floor expansion of the Whitney Museum of American Art--something quaint and hopeless. Quaint because the handsome galleries for the museum's permanent collection cleverly evoke an earlier, simpler time, when Manhattan's art history stood in for America's; and hopeless because--well, who could possibly believe in that anymore?