The new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art at 99 Gansevoort Street brings its rich collection of 20th and 21st century art to downtown New York City’s Meatpacking District.
“The Whitney has long been an important part of New York’s cultural fabric,” said Rena Desisto, Global Arts and Culture Executive for Bank of America. “I know this breathtaking new facility will ensure that their collection, so important to American art, continues to be a showcase for new generations of art lovers.”
The Whitney has long been an important part of New York’s cultural fabric.
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Bank of America’s relationship with the Whitney goes back more than three decades and has only deepened in anticipation of the move to a new location.
Recognizing the Whitney’s cultural importance, Bank of America has a history of support of the museum’s exhibition programming and their educational outreach, access and arts initiative for New York City public school students, at-risk youth, seniors and visitors with disabilities. Now the bank is sponsoring the inaugural exhibition in the new location. America Is Hard to See is a selection of 650 works by some 400 artists from the Museum’s renowned permanent collection. It is the most ambitious display to date of the Whitney’s collection.
Additionally, Bank of America cardholders can visit the Whitney for free the first weekend of each month through the Bank of America’s Museums on Us program.