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A Brand New Whitney in 1969

This week the Whitney breaks ground on a new building --we look back at how its current home felt three years after its completion.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 03:08 PM

WNYC

By 1966 the Whitney Museum was already in its third building on Madison and 75th Street. Listen to its then director John Baur speak only three years after that move.

John Baur was the museum's director from 1968 to 1974. In this interview for WNYC's Views on Art, host Ruth Bowman asks Baur about a new Howard Lipman sculpture exhibition, which included works from such future luminaries as Peter Agostini and David Von Schlegell as well as more "work of the young people."

Beginning at 17:30, Baur and Bowman also speak admiringly of some of the "extraordinary surroundings" of the then-new Marcel Breuer building.

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