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Stan Tusan ’60

Stan Tusan ’60 tells us of his recent trip to visit the Whitney Museum, Guggenheim, and Neue Galerie: “The Whitney building is an outstanding design by architect Renzo Piano of Italy. I loved the Biennial 2019 exhibit: all stunning and very refreshing, including a number of paintings by Edward Hopper. Finally, it was thrilling to see the actual film on Cirque Calder (Calder’s Circus). Walking on the High Line was magnificent, with wonderful landscaping, outdoor sculptures, and constantly changing views of the skyline. Basquiat’s Defacement (Death of Michael Stewart) at the Guggenheim was, as expected, brilliant. The surprise museum was a first visit to the Neue Galerie—devoted to early-twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design, from 1900 to the Bauhaus. Gustav Klimt’s remarkable Woman in Gold was on display. Definitely a sight. Yes, NY is still a wonderful place to entertain new images and ideas, and recharge one’s creative batteries. Also, my artist wife Barbara and I used the occasion to celebrate our 50th anniversary (where we got married). It was a loving blast!”