Steve McQueen At The Whitney Museum

End Credits  filmmaker and director Steve McQueen
End Credits filmmaker and director Steve McQueen

The director and artist’s work will be displayed in a unique, open-air exhibit

The Whitney Museum of Art will present Open Plan, an experimental five-part exhibition using the museum’s fifth floor as an open-air gallery. The largest open museum space in New York, the Neil Bluhm Family Galleries measures an enormous 18,200 square feet and features breathtaking views of the city.

The empty fifth floor (Photo by the Whitney Museum)
The empty fifth floor (Photo by the Whitney Museum)

Honored in this exhibit is filmmaker and visual artist, Steve McQueen, who has quite the impressive résumé. His films include 12 Years a Slave (which won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture—Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Film), Hunger and Shame. The talented Brit’s place in Open Plan will center on a newly expanded version of his work, End Credits (2012), which details information about documents from the FBI file kept on legendary African-American actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson. The documents, once heavily censored, are now accessible by the public. McQueen chose to have them read by male and female voices.

Open Plan: Steve McQueen runs from April 29 through May 14 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, located at 99 Gansevoort St., New York. For more information on upcoming exhibitions, call 212-570-3600 or visit

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Jennifer Fauci is the managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Boulevard and Anton Media Group’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of three PCLI awards.

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