American art gets new home with opening of Whitney Museum in N.Y.

April 23, 2015 9:32 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Whitney Museum of American Art will open up its new home in downtown New York City on May 1 with an exhibition that details the history of art in the United States from 1900 to the present day.

The show, "America is Hard to See," will be the first in the museum's new location in Manhattan's meatpacking district on the lower Westside in the nine-story building designed by architect Renzo Piano.

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