On May 1, 2015, The Whitney Museum of American Art opened the doors of its new home in New York City along the Hudson River. Designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect, Renzo Piano, the museum features 50,000 square feet of indoor gallery space as well as 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition and terrace space. Each individual piece of artwork is carefully lit through a combination of daylight and LED light sources. Matt Franks, of ARUP Lighting, the lighting designer of the project, worked with LSI to create the ideal lighting atmosphere and conditions for the Whitney museum.
With the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the use of high quality LED sources in world class art museums has accelerated. The museum industry’s transition from traditional sources to LED sources is growing rapidly, and the technology is proving to be more than capable of showing artwork in its best light.