Mary Corse, David Wojnarowicz and Kevin Beasley are among the artists whose works will be featured at the The Whitney Museum of American Art this summer. The museum said it will keep its doors open all week during July and August to accommodate an influx of visitors.
Ordinarily closed on Tuesdays, the museum will be open all week, starting July 3, from 10:30 am to 6 pm Sunday through Thursday. Extended hours on Friday and Saturday, will run from 10:30 am until 10 pm; Friday evenings are pay-what-you-wish from 7 to 10 pm.
The Museum’s summer exhibition highlights include “Mary Corse: A Survey in Light;” “Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art;” “Christine Sun Kim: Too Much Future;” David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night” and “The Face in the Moon: Drawings and Prints by Louise Nevelson.”
In addition, the museum will feature selections from its photo collection.
Philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942) founded the museum to house her personal collection in 1930. It’s grown to become a significant collection of American art from the 20th and 21st centuries, according to the museum.
“The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.”
The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 99 Gansevoort St. between Washington and West Sts in Manhattan.
For general information, call (212) 570-3600 or visit the museum online.