After 48 years of service, the Whitney Museum's blocky, brutal Upper East Side outpost closed its doors on Sunday night. Construction-watching blogger Field Condition is apparently a devotee, and took a photographic tour of the place during its last weekend in operation before months of relocation to the new, Renzo Piano-designed location in the Meatpacking District. Others shared their reminiscences on social mediamostly via selfies with Koons pieces, but others in a more meaningful way. Meanwhile, uptown, the Marcel Breuer structure will become home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's contemporary collection. The Whitney Downtown is slated to open in the spring of 2015.
· Whitney Museum of Art - Uptown [FC]
· Renzo Piano's Whitney on the High Line Nears Completion [Curbed]
· All Whitney Museum coverage [Curbed]