Whitney Museum Has Added 300 Works to Collection Over Last Six Months

April 9th, 2019

The Whitney Museum of American Art  has acquired 300 artworks over the past six months, including work by Barbara Hammer, Simone Leigh, and Ed Clark, many of whom enter the collection for the first time. “We’re thrilled that many of our recent acquisitions, particularly by artists new to the collection, arose through our reenergized emerging artist program,” says Scott Rothkopf, the senior deputy director and chief curator of the Whitney. “This continues our historical commitment to acquiring works by contemporary artists directly from our groundbreaking exhibitions and allows us to extend our dialogue with these artists as stewards of their work.”

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