The new Whitney is probably one of the biggest things in NYC's art world this year, which explains all the crowd even in a weekday. Located in the Meatpacking District at 99 Gansevoort Street and at the southern entrance to the High Line, the Whitney chose an industrial-turned-chic venue that stands for the trendiness and classy American culture.
It's delightful to see a much more spacious Whitney. Not just a larger floor plan, I'm talking about the plaza outside the dramatically cantilevered entrance, the multi-layer terraces, the seating areas that face the Hudson River and two good-vibe restaurants. Call it the latest and chicest day trip location.
We were having fun on the terrace with geometric sculptures. Museum is always out favorite backdrop for photoshoot, and the new Whitney suits us well with its modern silhouette and ample natural light. Maybe too much light that afternoon though. That we forgot our sunnies force S.J. to add a pair manually.
Another happy coincidence is my new Building Block Box bag. Its unique square shape matches the surroundings and makes it a real statement piece.
America Is Hard to See is currently going on as the main exhibit that takes up the whole building. As the grand inauguration of the Whitney's new building, it draws entirely from the Whitney's collection and showcases the art in the U.S. from the beginning of the 20th Century to the present. Comprising more than six hundred works, the exhibition is a fascinating chronicle and tribute to the American artists in their struggle to work within and against established conventions.
S.J. is Wearing
Adidas Stan Smith sneakers
Lindsey is Wearing
Building Block Box Bag
Charles & Keith Loafers