A few weeks ago on a lovely spring-like Friday, we ventured down to the new Whitney Museum. We were there to catch the Frank Stella exhibit but were stunned and entranced not only by the exhibit but by the building itself. With architectural outcroppings that house their selections from their sculpture collection, they afford breathtaking views of New York City in all directions. It is truly an architectural diamond. The Calder circus installed on the fifth floor is now eye level for three year olds and they stare in awe with opened mouths in little o's. The Stella exhibit is on the seventh floor with other special exhibits on the eighth floor. The permanent collection fills the remaining floors. The ground floor holds ticket venues and a cafe with an outdoor seating area. Couple that with the High Line running right into it, the new Whitney is a location must-see. Expect crowds. Go early or go late. Anticipate ticket lines. Kudos to the architects, exhibit planners and staff of the museum. Well done.
Maryann J. Riker, owner of JUSTARIP Press is a mixed-media artist who delights in designing and creating artist's books and creating collaborative book art projects as well as viewing other book artists' work. She definitely enjoys the process!