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Full House: Views of the Whitney’s Collection at 75

Full House: Views of the Whitney’s Collection at 75
NEW YORK  •  Whitney Museum of American Art  •  Ongoing

Three of the Museum’s main floors are organized around a core group of works, each focusing on a paradigmatic moment, or "flashpoint," in American art. The fourth floor is anchored by Minimalist works of the mid 1960s to early 1970s and explores ideas related to industrial production, materiality, and conceptual practices. The third floor takes Pop art as its focal point, with works from the 1960s installed within the context of a range of historical and contemporary developments, including those that address urbanism, consumerism, appropriation and politics. The second floor is centered on art of the late 1940s and early 1950s when Abstract Expressionism was at its apex. Works investigating the transcendent and spiritual qualities in art circumnavigate this core.

The fifth floor galleries are dedicated to a large-scale presentation of works by Edward Hopper, whose legacy is intimately connected to the Whitney. The Whitney’s Hopper works are supplemented by key loans, including such major paintings as the Art Institute of Chicago's Nighthawks and the Museum of Modern Art's New York Movie. Calder’s Circus is displayed in the Lobby Gallery, in a brand new installation.

Whitney Museum of American Web Site

Contact: Tel: 1 (800) WHITNEY

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