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Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014-1404
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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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The new Whitney Museum of American Art, by Renzo Piano at Gansvoort Street. One of the few museums whose architectural ensemble is difficult to see with the back of the ground. In fact, it is immersed in a former industrial area and depot, crossed by...More

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The ongoing exhibits are wonderful and there’s always new ones to see throughout the year. I visit at least twice a year minimum. The High Line is adjacent if you’re interested in more walking after you do every floor of the museum. Grant Wood exhibit...More

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I m not an art expert but i like spending a couple of hours in a good museum. The Whitney has a great mix of permanent collection stuff from the 20th century and some ephemeral exhibitions. The building is great, it attracts a nice crowd...More

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The Whitney is very close to the southern end of the High Line so really easy to combine the two activities in one day. Just remember that the museum is closed on Tuesdays, although the restaurant, Untitled, is still open if you want to eat....More

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I was disappointed in the exhibits at the Whitney, but the location in the meat packing district, the new building, and the overall use of space make this a must see. The art is better at MoMA or the MET, but the location and the...More

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Response from PaulyJ201 | Reviewed this property |
Normally, the admission is: Adults $25 Seniors/Students $18 18 and Under Free Membership costs $90, so you have to decide how often you would go, and you could then go any time and not have to fight the crowds on Friday. I... More
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Response from tfizzle | Reviewed this property |
yes there are a number if current installations of hoppers but not an exhibit.
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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.
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