Slide through the scrim between the street and the new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art to enter what architect Renzo Piano calls “a world of art and freedom.” The opening show, America is Hard to See, examines the museum’s permanent collection and explores the concept of American identity. Piano spoke at the preview today, giving insight to his vision of the Whitney as an open space that welcomes people—a place to gather as a community. We were especially impressed with the seating areas inside and outside along the east and the west glass facades that gave magnificent views of the city.
The Whitney celebrates with free admission and a block party on May 2.
Tags: architecture, contemporary art, New York, Renzo Piano, reopening, Whitney Museum of American Art