Page 22 of 22 FirstFirst ... 121819202122
Results 316 to 323 of 323

Thread: Whitney Museum of American Art expansion - by Renzo Piano

  1. #316

    Default

    Gone but not moo gotton!
    This was my favorite loading dock in the city.

  2. #317
    Forum Veteran Tectonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,673

    Default

    03.29.15







    tectonic

  3. #318

  4. #319

    Default

    Awesomeness (pics and the building)!
    Can't wait- already have my entrance pass for opening day!!!

  5. #320

    Default

    Yeah, it's been a long wait.

  6. #321

    Default

    This and 1WTC observatory will be in competition for spring's most successful new rip-off.

  7. #322

    Default

    At over $30 1WTC maybe, the Whitney (FREE if you followed) - no way.
    Also normal entrance Less $ than the other Art museums .

  8. #323
    NYC Aficionado from Oz Merry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    7,476

    Default

    Kimmelman on the New Whitney: Hey, It's Better Than MoMA

    April 21, 2015, by Jeremiah Budin


    Photo via Photo Pool/Tectonic

    Animated views in NYT article

    The reviews are in for Renzo Piano's new Downtown Whitney, and the Times' Michael Kimmelman, like New York Magazine's Justin Davidson, is lukewarm on the design. Also like Davidson, he uses the new museum as an opportunity to take a few shots at the Museum of Modern Art, such as: "the new Whitney asserts that temple and hangout aren't mutually exclusive that a modern art museum neither has to dumb itself down nor make itself intimidating, but can be both sanctuary and civic center. Of course that's what most museums today claim they are. The mall-like MoMA proves how hard the balance is to strike." Also: "I remember liking the present Museum of Modern Art before it opened in 2004. For the life of me, I can't now imagine what I was thinking."

    For Kimmelman, much of the accomplishment of Piano's design is defined by the pitfalls it avoids. "The new museum isn't a masterpiece," he writes. "But it is a deft, serious achievement, a signal contribution to downtown and the city's changing cultural landscape. Unlike so much big-name architecture, it's not some weirdly shaped trophy building into which all the practical stuff of a working museum must be fitted."

    A New Whitney [NYT]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/0..._than_moma.php

Page 22 of 22 FirstFirst ... 121819202122

Similar Threads

  1. The Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art
    By NYguy in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: September 19th, 2010, 06:18 PM
  2. Lower East Side Tenement Museum fights for expansion
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 6th, 2010, 07:38 PM
  3. Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
    By Den Haag AvW in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 103
    Last Post: March 24th, 2010, 06:06 PM
  4. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: April 4th, 2005, 06:03 PM
  5. Peking to Sail Away - Seaport museum to sell tall ship
    By ZippyTheChimp in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: April 22nd, 2003, 11:26 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software