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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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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Had I known that I would see absolutely none of the Whitney's regular collection when visiting during the Biennial, I would certainly never have bought tickets at this time. Apparently, an exhibit showing selected works from the Whitney collection was not due to open until...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been here in a while and wanted to see the Biennial. The top floors were more to my liking. A very nice show of some of the museums collection on the top floor and then a show of the art from the 1980's which...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I breezed through this museum in under 2 hours. Surely not a good sign for what is suppose to a major New York Museum. For example I spent hours in the Metropolitan Museum of Art - staggering out at the end of the day. It...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Another beautiful Renzo Piano designed Art Museum. Be sure to enjoy both the interior and the exterior spaces. The design compliments the at inside and the meat packing district outside which is undergoing a building boom. It's a great way to spend a day.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Sadly, the museum is a joke, both from the standpoint of the art and the architecture. Couldn't believe that outdoor stairs had to used between many floors. Felt like stairs ion a school building. Very disappointing overall, and very perplexing. Whitney's major value is the...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Whitney was great when they were located in the upper east side, but it became greater when the moved to the place where you can find them now. The building is absolutely one of the most beautifull in Manhatten. The balconies and terraces are...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

I will start by saying I am not a huge contemporary art fan. But my daughter who has a masters in art history and museum studies described it as "uninspiring". And if the best the Whitney can do with VR technology is someone beating another...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

During Whitney Biennale it was very crowded in the museum. The expo was interesting and gave a good view on recent art in the USA. Don't miss the roof top of the museum for a spectacular view on NYC

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to my fair share of art museums both in NYC and abroad through my travels. If you are a huge fan of American modern art, then this is the place for you. The exhibits are done well, the building is very new and...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Sunday was the only day to get to The Whitney. That was a mistake, unless every day is that packed. It was so crowded that there was little joy in the visit. There appeared to be several "groups" following a speaker in every room and...More

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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