Whitney Museum Director Adam Weinberg Weighs In on Potential Destruction of MARABAR (2020)

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MARABAR Letters of Support

Whitney Museum Director Adam Weinberg Weighs In on Potential Destruction of MARABAR (2020)

Whitney Museum Director Adam Weinberg Weighs In on Potential Destruction of MARABAR (2020)
Apr 17, 2020
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Editor’s Note: On April 14, 2020, Adam Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, wrote the following letter to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) concerning plans that would demolish the sculpture MARABAR at the National Geographic headquarters. Completed in 1984, MARABAR is the work of celebrated artist Elyn Zimmerman, who recently spoke with TCLF about her career and the National Geographic commission in particular. After officially listing the National Geographic headquarters in its Landslide program for threatened cultural landscapes and landscape features, TCLF also requested that the HPBR revisit the case in light of information that the review board lacked when it rendered its initial decision. 

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