Let’s talk art in New York City. The city that never sleeps also never seems to stop expanding its art collections, and we aren’t complaining. Earlier this year, the Whitney Museum moved to the Meat Packing District, where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney originally founded the museum in 1930. Currently, the Whitney has several exhibits running in its new, trendy building, including Frank Stella: A Retrospective and Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.
The Whitney left its swanky spot on Madison Ave. and 75th street, but like all prime real estate in New York City, it got snatched up quickly and by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next year will be the first year for the new exhibit space, The Met Breuer. The new location will host new commissions, performances and an artist-in-residence series.
The inaugural exhibits will include Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, a combination of work from artists like Titian and Louise Bourgeois, which will run from March to September. Then in July, there will an exhibit of photographs by Diane Arbus. Arbus' work will be on display until late November, while Unfinished will show until September 4. There will be other exhibits running throughout 2016 at this new location, and the Met will show programs and art at The Met Breuer for eight years.