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Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014
+1 212-570-3600
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The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Mrs. Whitney, an early and ardent supporter of modern American art, nurtured groundbreaking artists at a time when audiences were still largely preoccupied with the Old Masters. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for more than eighty years. The core of the Whitney's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.
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99 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014
West Village
+1 212-570-3600
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Thank rlnielsen4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Museum is in a great location with many restaurants and the Chelsea Market. The Calder exhibit was outstanding on the top floor. Loved going out on the platforms with views of the city and using the exterior stairs. Building is well designed and a...More

Thank architect
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were looking for something to do on a cold, snowy day in Manhattan and decided to explore the Whitney. What a great find! Although a significant amount of space was under construction for new exhibits, we thoroughly enjoyed the floors that were open. (admission...More

Thank douglash886
Reviewed 6 days ago

Top floor: Alexander Calder, special exhibit. I have only a casual and unenthusiastic appreciation for mobiles. The most interesting part of this exhibit turned out to be a group of blind individuals experiencing the art through a guided narration by a museum staff member. I...More

Thank kensteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally made a visit to the Whitney- hadn't been since it moved. It's right next to the High Line and i usually get sidetracked by that. Several floors of american Art- good views of the Hudson River, lower Manhattan and Jersey City.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this museum twice now and do not have much good to say about it. Aside from a few pieces in the permanent collection. The art is unimpressive and some of it is down-right BAD. The building makes no good connection to the...More

Thank 4Family4FunNY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit, extra big rooms with nice modern art. The peacefull atmosphere and nice architecture make this museum a nice visit even if you do'n't like so much the exposition. But you'll find a lot of nice art to view too.

Thank Gustavo P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, this building is absolutely a work of architectural art in itself. Located at the start/end of the High Line Park, with Hudson river vistas, the Whitney is a perfect venue to display an impressive collection of artwork. There are highly recognizable pieces and cutting...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the new Whitney Museum of American Art and really enjoyed the entire experience. We took the elevator to the 8th floor and started with the Calder Mobile Exhibition. My only complaint is that there were too many other visitors to see the art...More

Thank janc468
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Jane R
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Saturday and there weren't any significant lines then. I would imagine that it would be even better on a weekday.
9 April 2016|
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Response from Jan Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes Tooker painting is on display October 2016
Susan W
24 September 2015|
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Response from beav | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan - boy are you in for a treat. Not only is the museum fabulous, but it is in the middle of the Meatpacking district, which is filled with good and fun places to eat. It all depends on what you're looking for and... More