The Whitney Museum of American Art sketched loose-handed with an iron gall ink filled Lamy fountain pen, too shitty weather atm for urban sketching so we surf the web when in the mood. This one definitely could have gone better though 🤷♂️🤣🖋
Founded in 1930, the Whitney moved to its current Madison Avenue home, designed by Marcel Breuer, in 1966. At the time, its collection numbered some 2,000 pieces of 20th-century American art, so its nearly 100-fold expansion needed space to flourish. The new museum is situated in New York’s vibrant Meatpacking District. Clad in pale blue-grey steel panels, the new, eight-storey building is powerfully asymmetrical, with the bulk of the full-height museum to the west, Hudson-side, with tiers of lighter terraces and glazed walkways stepping down to the High Line, embracing it into the project.