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Whitney Museum of American Art

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Address: 99 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014
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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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Nice exhibits; but Overpriced IMO

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... read more

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 the views outside of the NYC skyline are quite nice. Different floors offer art collections... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 the groups blocked paintings on either side of what they were looking at, for 5... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The most beautiful art I saw while at the Whitney was a stained glass window. Everything else was pretty dark. The biggest disappointment was the closure of the 7th floor. Waiting in a line outside to then wait inside at another line was not fun. If you do go- get your tickets online the day before to save a few... More 

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Every other museum I have been to in US and Europe has left me inspired in one way or another but then I visited the Whitney today and I can't say how disappointed I am. The only thing worth experiencing here is the restaurant. New digs at the end of the Highline give this museum a great location which no... More 

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spicewood, tx, usa
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We are in NYC for a week and decided to visit the Whitney today. First we were informed that the entire 7th Floor was closed (American art 1900 to 1960). Since this was what we were looking for it was not a great introduction. We ended up spending a scant 30 minutes before leaving. My recommendation to the museum trustees... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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This is ART? Not in my mind. With the beauty of this setting, I would expect to see beautiful art. It was black,dark, and depressing. Bologna does not deserve to be in such a beautiful building.

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I was eager to visit the Whitney's new space in Chelsea, but came away pretty underwhelmed. The space is very poorly laid out and seems almost deliberately designed to create bottlenecks and overcrowding. This is especially bizarre considering it was purpose-built to avoid the congested layout of the old Whitney. They had staff standing at virtually every entrance, elevator, and... More 

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Cooperstown, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be there on the opening day of the new season's exhibit. I enjoyed that the art was relevant. Would go again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit over-rated in my humble opinion but if it's raining and you want to spend a couple of hours inside then why not? As for the art, well it's a matter of personal opinion, not too much to my taste in the collection on this particular visit. Much prefer the Tate Modern in London

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Great on location, building and modern art. Close to nice bars and restaurants. the view on the city is also great to visit.

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