Behind the Scenes Tour of the Whitney Museum
September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDTFree
Photo: The Whitney Building: View from Gansevoort Street. Photographed by Ed Lederman, 2015.
The tour, led by Nick Holmes, will include an overview of the Whitney Museum’s Renzo Piano-designed building, and offer a behind the scenes view of spaces rarely open to the public, including a look inside the museum's conservation lab, and more.
Meet at 555 West Street entance.
This event is free to attend, but we suggest a $10 donation to The Village Trip.
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Mrs. Whitney, an early and ardent supporter of modern American art, nurtured groundbreaking artists when audiences were still largely preoccupied with the Old Masters. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for ninety years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.