May 27, 2010

Whitney Biennial Pulls 3 All-Niters

Starting at midnight last night, the Whitney Museum will be open 24 hours a day until Friday at midnight.  It's the final days of the museum's Biennial exhibit, featuring the work of more than 100 artists.  

The all-niter concept was the work of an artist too: Los Angeles conceptual artist Michael Asher. His art consists of altering the hours of operations of museums and other institutions....really.  So he made the proposal to have the Whitney be open for a whole week but the museum couldn't afford the staff for that sort of operation so they cut it down to three days.  Still, it should be a unique experience to stop by the museum at 4am to see the latest the art world has to offer.  And admission is pay what you want.