The Whitney

By Rhiannon Montgomery

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The Whitney Museum's contemporary architecture is reflective of the art it displays.

In the Meatpacking District of Manhattan stands The Whitney Museum. Built just recently in 2015 adjacent to the Hudson river, The Whitney Museum's contemporary architecture is reflective of the art it displays.

What makes it special is the thought-provoking political twist the art itself projects, alongside the restaurant area and the panoramic views of Manhattan, it's a perfect place to spend an afternoon. Unlike a lot of art museums, much of the art is interactive and 3D, amplifying the engagement of the pieces it displays

 

The Museum is separated into different sections, open to the public are two floors of which are the permanent collection are displayed and one level of exhibition pieces. For those who are members, there is a separate private level displaying a different set of art altogether.

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There are currently two exhibitions on, and each of which last around two weeks. In the up and coming weeks, there will be a multitude of exhibitions, the next one being a sculptural exhibition by artist Alexander Calder, which will revolve around kinetic movements and the connection between art and performance. It begins June 9th. The exhibitions are always revolving, making it hard to resist visiting multiple times.

 

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