Norman Foster’s Moving Elevator Gallery Now Open on the Bowery

by , 12/29/10
filed under: Art NYC,Manhattan

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What better way to spend a lazy afternoon (or a day playing hooky) than in one of NYC’s best galleries? Officially opened just this past September, the Sperone Westwater Gallery on NYC’s Bowery is an incredible architectural gesture designed by the famed Norman Foster. Not only does the building make the best of its compact site, but it brings forth a new way to experience art. Far from stark and static, the Sperone features a moving space, highlighted by a 12×20 foot freight elevator that travels up and down the structure to showcase the various collections on display. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 am – 6 pm; and you can visit the site for additional details.