Few buildings in New York have had as distinguished a history as 128 East 13th Street. Believed to be the last surviving horse and carriage auction mart in New York City, it subsequently served as a women’s assembly line training center during World War II, and from 1976 to 2005 as the studio where Frank Stella, one of the 20th century’s most important artists, created some of his most significant work. The building was saved from demolition by Village Preservation, which successfully called for its designation as an official New York City Landmark. Join us, Frank Stella, and Whitney Museum of American Art Director Adam Weinberg as we celebrate our newest plaque commemorating this building’s place in history.
Frank Stella is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential artists of his generation. A painter, printmaker, and sculptor, Stella was known initially for his use of geometric patterns in the Minimalist style and later for his experiments with shaped canvases and three-dimensional constructions. His work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.
Adam D. Weinberg became the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum in 2003. During his tenure, the Whitney has presented dozens of exhibitions on emerging, mid-career, and established artists; offered award-winning educational programs; dramatically expanded its performance program; and experienced exponential growth in the permanent collection. Under his leadership, the Museum opened its new 220,000-square-foot Renzo Piano-designed building in 2015 in the Meatpacking District. Learn more here.
Co-hosted by Village Preservation and the Whitney Museum of American Art
- Monday, November 8, 2021
- 6:00 pm