News Articles Library Event Photos Contact Search

Displaying items by tag: adam d. weinberg

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:53

The Whitney Appoints a New Chief Curator

Scott Rothkopf has been appointed deputy director of programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, museum director Adam D. Weinberg announced yesterday.

Rothkopf has been promoted from his post as a curator and associate director of programs. In July, he will become the deputy director for programs, as well as the Nancy and Steve Crown family chief curator.

Published in News
Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:52

The Whitney’s New Building will Open on May 1

On November 19, during the Whitney Museum of American Art’s annual fall gala, director Adam D. Weinberg announced that the institution’s long-awaited downtown location will open on May 1, 2015. The Whitney closed the doors of its Brutalist Marcel Breuer building last month, following a wildly successful Jeff Koons retrospective. The building, which was the Whitney’s home for nearly fifty years, will be leased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the next eight years, with the possibility of extending the agreement for a longer term. The Met plans to present exhibitions and educational programming in the iconic building.

The Whitney’s new home will be located at 99 Gansevoort Street in New York City’s vibrant meatpacking district, between the High Line, an elevated linear park, and the Hudson River. Designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, the new building will roughly double the Whitney’s exhibition and programming space, allowing the first comprehensive presentation of its collection of modern and contemporary American art.

Published in News

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced that New York collectors Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and Celso Gonzalez-Falla have promised the institution 75 iconic photographs from their collection. The generous gift will dramatically impact the museum’s photography holdings. Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney, said, “The works are classics of twentieth-century photography that enable us to tell the story of twentieth-century American art.”

Among the works are twelve photographs by Walker Evans, including “Kitchen Wall, Alabama Farmstead,” which was published in Evans’ and James Agee’s seminal book on tenant farm families, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.”

Published in News

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced yesterday that it had received a $1 million grant from the Keith Haring Foundation. The endowment is to go towards exhibitions in the Museum’s downtown Manhattan building, which will open in 2015. Designed by Renzo Piano, the building is currently under construction and will allow the Whitney to increase the size and range of its exhibitions, programs, and permanent works on view.

The Museum began working with Haring in 1983 when he was presented for the first time in a Whitney Biennial and in The Comic Art Show at the Museum’s downtown branch. Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney said, “Keith Haring was an extraordinary artist, exuberant, humane, passionate, and unflinching in his honesty. The Whitney has been a staunch supporter of Keith’s work for thirty years and this grant is a testament to our enduring relationship with Keith, his work, and his legacy.”

A year after his death, Haring went on to appear in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and in 1992 in an Independent Study Program exhibition, The Power of the City/The City of Power. The artist’s first full retrospective, Keith Haring, took place at the Whitney in 1997. He was also featured in American Century: Art and Culture 1950–2000 in 1999 and in 2010, the museum grew its Haring collection through a gift from longtime supporter of the Whitney, Emily Fisher Landau. The Whitney now counts four of his works in its permanent collection.

Published in News