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New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture

New York, New York
County of New York.
8 West 8th Street
National Register Number: 92001877
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Educational facility - related.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: School.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 27, 1992):
This was the original site of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the first museum to be exclusively devoted to American art of the 20th century and the greatest single sponsor of non-academic artists in the country. The result of a partnership between two extraordinary women--Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Juliana Rieser Force--the property functioned as a hive of working and living spaces for a number of esteemed American painters, sculptors, and composers and was the locus of an unrivalled program of exhibitions and philanthropy that shaped the fortune of two generations of American artists.


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