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Whitney Museum of American Art

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Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York City, NY 10014
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+1 212-570-3600
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10:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Mon 10:30 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and...

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 is well worth visiting

The new museum building in the meat district is quite impressive. The present exhibition with portraits from the Whitney collection is well organized and fascinating. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The new museum building in the meat district is quite impressive. The present exhibition with portraits from the Whitney collection is well organized and fascinating. The Dreamland exhibition quite special with a range of audiovisual art of different quality.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the Whitney with my husband during a weekend trip to NYC. Lots of recommendations from folks and we have visited the Met, MOMA, and Guggenheim before, so we wanted to try some place we hadn't been to yet. Overall the museum is laid out very well, the top floor is closed right now as they are doing construction.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each floor at various hours had a tour of the art on the floor. The guides were very knowledgeable and made the art and artists come to life. The wax man burning with candles was intriguing. The third floor threw a different perspective on art by incorporating technology into art. The restaurant on the 7th floor had a great view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first time here...enjoyed every exhibit..would definately return....We stayed and went on every floor to explore all art....really enjoyed this experience...was surprised that they even had video art...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For some people, a full day can be spent at a museum while for others like us, we look, find a few we admire and go on to the next piece of art. There were some interesting art on the 6th and 7th floor but by far the highlight and what distinguishes from other museums in NY was the 5th... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Whitney in Meatpacking is a really great space that has been welcomed to the area. Every time I have been the exhibitions have been incredible including Dreamlands that I saw on this trip. The building is a piece on art itself and I love walking down through all of the floors from the top to the bottom (and I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We happily spent quite a few hours here. There is a good variety of modern art. From installation pieces to video art to more 'traditional' pieces

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

amazing collection of American modern art and a great museum to hang out in and wander the exhibitions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The show on exhibit while we were there in December was good. Not great, in my opinion. So my reaction to the actual art was a little muted. But the Whitney itself is quite a destination. The architecture is very striking and makes for an excellent space. The outdoor spaces on the higher levels are very effective for the art... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the Whitney every time we come into the city from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The curation is fabulous. Great variety. Use the stairs between floors, if possible, as the elevators are soooo slow. The outdoor spaces are a lovely way to pause between exhibits, with wonderful views of the city, including the High Line, which starts at the base... More 

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