Curator + Collections Manager, The Philip Johnson Glass House
Philip Johnson’s partner of 45 years, David Grainger Whitney was an accomplished curator, editor, publisher, and an art adviser to New York’s powerful elite, who worked independently throughout much of his professional life. Whitney said of his career, “I always did what came up if it interested me. I never worried whether I had a job or not.”
What would you do, if you could pursue your interests without compromise?
Director of The Andy Warhol Museum
Eric gave the final word
At The Andy Warhol Museum are in a similar position in that we always endeavor to present the types of exhibitions that other museums will not. We are not afraid of controversy and we think outside of the box as a matter of course. It goes without saying that there are always certain parameters within which one must work (finances, physical space, etc), but we all strive to be as creative as possible and to work within these confines so that we are able to do the kind of work that makes us all feel fulfilled at the end of the day. And to that end, I think David Whitney just might have fit into our culture brilliantly.
Tuesday, July 5 at 12:02pm
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