Welcome to New York, my friends! I just made my yearly trip to the bustling city of Manhattan. It never gets old because you can never run out of art to see and miles to walk.
After exploring Chelsea Market, I visited the High Line for the first time. That’s the linear park built on an abandoned elevated railroad. It was really cool to see a space so thoughtfully repurposed and turned into a haven for nature amidst the sea of concrete. The park ends at The Whitney Museum of American Art. The building alone is breathtaking, but wait till you get up to the decks on the higher levels. The view is too cool.
The museum was founded by sculptor, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Go 1930s Girl Power! The Whitney has been relocated many times, but I don’t think they’ll want to move it in the future. This new location is truly a sight.
This is a painting of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney by Robert Henri:
Here are a few of her pieces: