'Bravo Renzo! Che bella piazza!' at the Whitney Dedication Ceremony

May 06, 2015 1075

by M.H. Miller

To cap off a two-week press blitz leading up to the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art's new building in the Meatpacking District on May 1, First Lady Michelle Obama, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Whitney director Adam Weinberg, and architect Renzo Piano attended a dedication ceremony Thursday morning on the street outside the institution.

A few things I learned there: -Jerry Saltz, Peter Schjeldahl, and Roberta Smith get better seats than the rest of the press, who were corralled in the back in two rows of chairs behind a rope.

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Source: http://www.artnews.com/

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