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Renzo Piano’s new Whitney Museum is very good news - for the Met

Like the High Line, the Whitney has grown into a monster, says James Fenton, and in its new show, America Is Hard To See, the country’s minor artistic talents attempt to topple the art stars

23 May 2015

9:00 AM

23 May 2015

9:00 AM

About six years ago the first section of the now celebrated High Line was opened in New York and made a palpable hit both locally and internationally. Locally it revealed what one might have guessed, that the inhabitants of Manhattan’s downtown suffered a severe lack of amenity. Every place to walk or run or ride a bike, every place to exercise the dog, is valuable and well used.

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The Whitney Museum’s exhibition ‘America Is Hard To See’ runs until 27 September. James Fenton has worked as a political journalist, drama critic and war correspondent, and was Oxford Professor of Poetry from 1994 to 1999.


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