Whitney Museum receives $1 million for exhibits at new downtown location
October 31, 2012
The Whitney Museum of American Art, the world's foremost museum for 20th century and contemporary art from the United States, recently announced that it received a $1 million endowment grant from the Keith Haring Foundation. The funds are earmarked as support for exhibitions at the museum's new downtown building in the Meatpacking district, which is expected to open in 2015.
"This wonderfully generous grant from the Keith Haring Foundation, the first we have received from an artist's foundation to support exhibitions in our new building, helps to propel us forward as we prepare for our future," said Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Keith Haring's work was featured by the Whitney Museum in 1983. Since then, his art had been exhibited many times and he provided support for Youth Insights program that offers two free internships twice a year to New York high school students.
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