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Francis Morrone on the Whitney Studio

In this excerpt, architectural historian Francis Morrone describes the creation of the Whitney Studio, designed by Robert Winthrop Chanler and Grosvenor Atterbury. Recorded on December 7, 2016.

The Whitney Studio at New York Studio School Named National Treasure

“The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, operated out of the New York Studio School, has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust. The studio, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992, and was included on the World Monument Fund’s 2012 Watch List, was built in 1877 as a carriage […]

October 15, 2014 · History, Whitney

Visit from Nuremberg Art Students

Thirty students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Germany toured the school with their professor, Michael Munding.  The students sent in some great photos that they took while viewing the MFA Thesis Exhibition.

June 6, 2013 · Events, Whitney

A Home for Sculpture

Historically, the entryway on 8th Street has always displayed sculpture.  From old photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s sculpture in the rounded area in front of the stairs, to busts and marble pieces in the niches; sculpture has always been present.   The niches, however, have been empty for far too long.  Until today, as I walked […]

December 18, 2012 · Exhibitions, Whitney

World Monuments Fund Watch Day

[slideshow] The New York Studio School was placed on the World Monuments Fund Watch List for 2012, and recently students worked on a scale transcription of the Chanler ceiling for ‘Watch Day 2012.’  Full time students used charcoal, mirrors and ladders to energetically transcribe the swirling motifs of sea and celestial creatures, flames, and figures […]

September 25, 2012 · Whitney