Good on Paper

© Ed Ruscha

The Whitney's Meatpacking District location will offer appointment-viewing of the museum's extensive collection of prints and drawings.

This spring, the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new, Renzo Piano–designed site in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District will boast Hudson River views, expanded gallery space and—perhaps most important—the Works on Paper Study Center. Prints and drawings, by the likes of Edward Hopper and Ed Ruscha (pictured), make up 80 percent of the museum’s collection and can now be consulted on the premises, by appointment only, for the first time since 1966, when the Whitney moved uptown.

At 99 Gansevoort St.