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Whitney Museum Gets Video Rendering Treatment

Here’s a cool video rendering of  what the new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District will look like once completed. Visit Curbed to see the video and to read more…

“Situated at the southern end of the High Line, the new museum will replace the museum’s current Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue by 2015. That is, if city philanthropists find it in their hearts to pony up the remaining $212M required to complete construction.”

via Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum Gets Video Rendering Treatment – Video Interlude – Curbed National.

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Whitney Museum Breaks Ground On New Downtown Digs

The Whitney Museum is moving, with their opening at The Renzo Piano building on Gansevoort Street scheduled for 2015. Once completed, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will take over the Whitney’s current building at 75th and Madison Avenue. The two museums plan to share collections publications and other educational activities. Here’s more from NY1…

“We are up and running ’til and through 2014, so there will be a very short period of time when we will complete our program uptown on 75th and Madison and then begin the preparations to move into the building here. So we hope to be down for just a very short period of time, we want to be accessible to the public as much as we possibly can,” said Whitney Museum Chief Curator Donna De Salvo.”

via Whitney Museum Breaks Ground On New Downtown Digs – NY1.com.

Museum Seeks Smaller Name For New Mega Dinosaur

The American Museum of Natural History is showcasing a new exhibit called The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, now through January 2, 2012. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the 60 foot long Mamenchisaurus. Read all about the museum’s naming contest for this over-sized dinosaur, as well as more about this exhibit, at DNA info…

The dinosaur’s given name is a mouthful that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, said the museum spokeswoman Anne Canty. So the museum is looking for a catchy nickname. In this show there are hardly any fossils and bones because it’s really about the way dinosaurs lived,” Canty said. “People have come away really fascinated with this animal.”

via Museum Seeks Smaller Name For Mega Dinosaur – DNAinfo.com.