We've been eager to see the Whitney Museum's new building ever since we saw the construction photos back in the summer of 2013. The project, led by architect Renzo Piano, was erected between the High Line and the Hudson River in the Meatpacking District of New York, and features 50,000 square feet of indoor gallery space, as well as 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space. The Whitney Museum announced last night at its annual fall gala that the new space will open to the public on May 1.
"We are creating an environment in which visitors will be encouraged to connect deeply with art through an irreplaceable first-hand experience," said Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director in a press release. "This building will be a place of focused engagement, a site for discovery and risk-taking. Here the most important, challenging, and courageous artists of our time will have a constant presence."