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A Video Tour of the New Whitney Museum with Curator Dana Miller

The curator of the Whitney’s permanent collections takes us on a video tour of the museum’s new home.

Directed by Gaia Squarci

Released on 4/28/2015

Transcript

00:00
(jazz music)
00:19
(shoes clicking)
00:21
The inaugural exhibition that opens the museum
00:24
is called, America Is Hard to See.
00:26
The whole idea of American art means
00:28
something quite different in 2015
00:31
than it did in 1931 when it was founded.
00:33
The purpose of the exhibition is to examine that.
00:39
The whole notion of American as being something
00:42
that is fraught, challenging.
00:44
It helps thinking about what our mission is.
00:47
Our audience in this building is going to be
00:49
very different than our audience uptown.
00:51
But it's going to be much more international.
00:53
There's something like six million people
00:54
who visit the High Line every year.
00:57
Many of them are foreigners.
00:59
So we are aware
01:01
that at this moment
01:03
the museum and this large exhibition
01:05
is going to represent for a lot of people
01:08
their introduction to American art.
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