14 Things I discovered at the Whitney Museum
by Kiara Ventura
5. A man approached this work and said, "This is a masterpiece!"
Artist Barnett Newman (1905-1970) Title Day One Date 1951-52 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions Overall: 132 1/16 × 50 1/8 in. (335.4 × 127.3 cm) Credit line Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art Accession number 67.18 Rights and Reproductions Information © artist or artist’s estate
6. It is best to start your visit from the 8th floor and then make your way down the museum. When you are done looking at a floor, all you have to do is go down the stairs inside the building or outside on the balcony.
7. You can get an amazing view of Manhattan's West Side from the 8th floor balcony.
Here is Melanie gracefully posing in front of the west side`s urban background. The Empire State Building is saying hello from afar! Taken by: KV
Hey, that's me! Taken by: MA
8. Instead of simply signing the right hand corner of his piece, artists such as John Court chose to uniquely sign with his thumbprint too.
9. The 6th floor was my favorite floor. I mean look at all these cool pieces...
10. Chuck Close is an amazing artist. Well, I knew that already but look at this piece that he DREW and PAINTED.
Click here to listen to the audio guide to this piece.
11. Cigarettes come in all sizes.
12. It is okay to feel uncomfortable around art. Some artists play with pushing boundaries.
13. This is not just a tower of old televisions. This is a tower of ART.
14. When you are done visiting the Whitney, take the stairs up to the Highline and catch some more works of art as you walk up the west side.
To find out more about the Whitney Museum click here.