Today a few hours is spent at the Whitney museum New York located in Manhattan. Since this is freezing outside in New York having some quiet, relaxing and warm time in the museum is perfect. This is what the Whitney Museum New York tells about themselves.
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum’s key resource. The Museum’s signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country’s leading survey of the most recent developments in American art. About the Whitney.
Ticket bought, glows off and ready to experience some art. The building is designed by architect Renzo Piano.
On this floor works of Frank Stella is displayed.
Stella was born in Malden, Massachusetts, to parents of Italian descent. His father was a gynecologist, and his mother was an artistically inclined housewife who attended fashion school and later took up landscape painting.
After attending high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he attended Princeton University, where he majored in history and met Darby Bannard and Michael Fried. Early visits to New York art galleries fostered his artistic development, and his work was influenced by the abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. Stella moved to New York in 1958, after his graduation. He is one of the most well-regarded postwar American painters still working today. He is heralded for creating abstract paintings that bear no pictorial illusions or psychological or metaphysical references in twentieth-century painting.
As of 2015, Stella lives in Greenwich Village and keeps an office there but commutes on weekdays to his studio in Rock Tavern, New York – Wikipedia
Whitney Museum New York.
The view from the rooftop at the Whitney museum of American art.
Visit the museum, it is a perfect opportunity to have a quiet and relaxing time among interesting pieces of art in the middle of hectic Manhattan New York.