Museums: New Impresario for the Showcase

In the year since it moved into its magnificent new $6,000,000 building, Manhattan's 37-year-old Whitney Museum has forged into the lead as the city's—and the nation's—handsomest and most dynamic showcase for contemporary U.S. art. Under the directorship of scholarly Lloyd Goodrich, the nation's ranking authority on Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, the Whitney has played host to artists as varied as Realist Andrew Wyeth and Environmentalist Louise Nevelson, while its annual displays of works by younger artists continue to spotlight the latest trends. Last week the Whitney announced that Goodrich, now 70 and with the museum since its founding...

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