America Is Hard to See

R. H. Quaytman (b. 1961). Distracting Distance, Chapter 16, 2010. Screenprint and gesso on wood, 24 5/8 × 39 7/8 in. (62.5 × 101.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York purchase, with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee. 2010.54 © R. H. Quaytman

R. H. Quaytman (b. 1961). Distracting Distance, Chapter 16, 2010. Screenprint and gesso on wood, 24 5/8 × 39 7/8 in. (62.5 × 101.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York purchase, with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee. 2010.54 © R. H. Quaytman

NEW YORK

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York
Through September 27, 2015

America is Hard to See is the first exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new Renzo Piano–designed building is an unprecedented selection of works from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit fills the Whitney’s spectacular new location at the foot of New York City’s High Line park, and the work examines themes, ideas, beliefs, visions, and passions that have preoccupied and galvanized American artists over the past 115 years.

All mediums—photography, sculpture, painting, video, and installations—are presented together without hierarchy. Numerous pieces that have rarely, if ever, been shown before appear alongside familiar icons. The majority of the exhibition will be on view through September 27, 2015, but some floors will close on a staggered schedule before and after that date.