The Metropolitan Museum of Art is presenting exhibitions and educational programming at the Whitney’s uptown building for a period of eight years, with the possibility of extending the agreement for a longer term. Design Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop Executive Architect: Cooper, Robertson & Partners MEP Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles Lighting/Daylighting Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates Construction Manager: Turner Construction, LLCLandscape Architect: Mathews Nielsen Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1937, into a family of builders.In his home city he has strong roots, sentimental and cultural, with its historic center, the port, the sea, and with his father's trade.
Additional exhibition space includes a lobby gallery (accessible free of charge), two floors for the permanent collection, and a special exhibitions gallery on the top floor. Piano, “The design for the new museum emerges equally from a close study of the Whitney’s needs and from a response to this remarkable site.
We wanted to draw on its vitality and at the same time enhance its rich character.
Children and family portraits and a range of works inclusive of children was the core of the exhibit, illustrating the history of both art and children.
Costume play, an interchangeable portrait wall, locator map, and the climber-circus were among the activities that encouraged children to find a relationship to the art.
Between 19 he traveled extensively in America and Britain.