Whitney Museum of American Art

291  of  374

1964 - 1966

Project Type

New York, NY USA


A., M.
A., R.
A., S.
Adams, Dave
Akron Art Institute
American Institute of Architects
American Pecco Corp.
Antonville, S.
Architectural Graphics Associates, Inc.
Architectural Record
Architectural and Engineering Visual Aids
Arey, Robert
Ash, Hiram
Associated Council of the Arts
Autolecture, Inc.

Baeu, Dieter
Barber Colman Co.
Barnes, Edward
Barr, Clifford
Baur, John
Baxi, S.
Benkert, Carl
Bidwell, Robert
Blinken, Donald
Bowen and Gurin, Inc.
Brand, Leon
Brandt Construction Co., Inc.
Brandt, Harold
Brass Rail
Breuer, Marcel
Builders Wood Flooring Co., Inc.
Burgard, Ralph
Cambro, Inc.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Century Lighting, Inc.
Cercler, Eric
Checkman, Louis
Chicago Hardware Foundry Co.
Chiddenton, Harry
Christon, Michael
City Club of New York
Clements, Geoffrey
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cohen, George
Cohen, Malcolm
Conn, Korst
D., N.
Dalto, Frank
Dement, Richard
Department of Buildings (New York City)
Despard and Co., Inc.
Doggett, Jane
Domestic Marble and Stone Corp.
Dorf, Norman
Dunn, Alan
Dunnington, Bartholow and Miller
Dux, Inc.
Edward Larrabee Barnes Architect
Eleanor LeMaire Associates, Inc.
Eliot, Theodore
Emslie, Murray
Epstein, Herman
Ericsson Corp.
Erpf, Armand
Euclid Contracting Corp.
F., G.
Farber, Joseph
Farkas and Barron
Farris, Mary
Fassler Iron Works, Inc.
Ferris, Don
Ford and Earl Design Associates
Ford, II, Walter
Fraser, A.
French Creek Granite Co.
Friedman, B.
Friedman, Martin
Gardner, John
Gatje, Robert
Glinn, Burt
Goodrich, Lloyd
Gordon, Harold
Gordon, John
Gottscho, Samuel
H. Friedman and Sons
HRH Construction Corp.
Harris, Jack
Hegeman-Harris Co.
Herman Miller, Inc.
Hiram Ash Inc.
Hofer, Candida
Hornbeck, James
Horowitz, Jr., Saul
I. M. Pei and Partners
I. Mass and Sons
Irving, Michael
J., M.
Jackson, Dorothy
Jens Risom Design Inc.
Jensen, Werner
Johnson, Arnold
Jonathan Woodner Co
Jossa, Mario
Julius Rindler Associates, Inc.
K., J.
Kahn, Louis
Kantack, W.
Knoll Associates Inc.
Lazarus, Leonard
Lee, Sherman
Lesser, Budd
Levine, Leon
Lewis and Valentine Nurseries, Inc.
Lipton, J.
Love, Jr., F.
Lowe, Ralph
Magnum Photos, Inc.
Marcel Breuer Architecte
Marcel Breuer and Associates
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 201 E. 57th St.
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 635 Madison Ave. New York
Marcus Substructure Corp.
Marcus, Mandel
Marshall Studios, Inc.
McCandless, Stanley
McKellar, Margaret
Meijer, E.
Messer, Helaine
Michael Irving, Architect
Michelson, Valerius
Miller, Flora
Moreddi, Inc.
Mosbacher, Eric
Mudarri, W.
Murray, John
Museum of Modern Art
National Museum (New Delhi, India)
New York Board of Rabbis
Niedringhaus, Charles
O. Winston Link Photography
O., D.
Papachristou, Tician
Pei, I.
Pestrak, Walter
Pilbeam, Howard
Pilbeam-Zimmerman and Co.
Pinckney, Marie-Louse
Posterloid Corp.
R. L. Stinard and Associates
R., C.
R., S.
Resnick and Green
Rhoads, Virginia
Riss, Murray
Rochester Germicide Co.
Rockefeller, David
Rockefeller, Nelson
Roeder, Lawrence
Rolston, Michael
Rothschild, Bill
Rothschild, Herbert
Rudolph, Paul
S., K.
San Francisco Art Institute
Saybrook Studio
Schiff, John
Seitzman, Robert
Selvig, Forrest
Sladkus, John
Slayton, William
Sloan, Michael
Smith, Hamilton
Solinger and Gordon
Solinger, David
Space Saver Truck Co.
Spinning Wheel
Stendig, Inc.
Stoller, Ezra
Stolow, Nathan
Sweeney and Gray Co. Inc
Tally, Charles
Theban, Polly
Thompson, Jerry
Tower, Nelson
Trio Industries, Inc.
United Press International
United States Plywood Corp.
Uris Buildings Corp.
Vance, David
W., P.
Wahl Construction Co.
Walker Art Center
Walter Sign Co.
Warner, M.
Weidlinger, Paul
Weil, Stephen
Werner Jensen and Korst
Werner Jenson and Korst
Westlake, Patricia
Whitney Museum of American Art
Willen, Paul
Wood and Tower, Inc.
Whitney Museum of American Art

Perspective Rendering

Correspondence   312  browse all »


Photographs   254  browse all »

Reception Area
Reception Area

Drawings   196  browse all »

Sketch No. 270
Sketch No. 271
Sketch No. 272

In July of 1963, Breuer agreed to design a new home for the Whitney Museum of American Art at the corner of Madison Avenue and 75th Street. The building with its stepped façade, wider at the top than at the base, became Breuer’s most recognizable work. The concrete building was sheathed in light gray granite and featured seven angled trapezoidal windows seemingly scattered across the south and east facades in a random manner. The visitor entered the building by crossing a concrete bridge over a sunken sculpture garden and passing under a cantilevered concrete canopy. The basement and first floor facades on Madison Avenue were fronted in glass. The open-plan galleries were uninterrupted by vertical supports; a gridded precast concrete ceiling featured adjustable track lighting and channels for partitions that could be used to subdivide the galleries. Breuer located administrative offices and a library on the top two floors where glass walls opened out to terraces fronted by parapets. The Whitney Museum combined the sculptural concrete tendencies of his later Breuer’s later career with the inverted stepped façade of the Elberfeld Hospital (1929) or the shopping center from the Garden City of the Future (1936). Breuer collaborated with his associate Hamilton Smith in producing the design for the museum, which opened to the public in 1966. Michael Irving served as consulting architect.