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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
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Although there are not so many artworks, the museum has a good modern and contemporary collection. The building itself is an artwork and the views from it are spectacular. The direct access to High Line park is an additional attraction. There are new boutiques and...More

Thank GSG1972
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

...what is happened to the extensive collection of art of the Whitney? There aren't that many paintings/sculptures on display. The Calder exhibition was very interesting but on the 7th floor I was expecting to be overwhelmed from arts and I...wasn't!!! I am slightly disappointed unfortunately.

Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is gorgeous to see but the exhibits left much to be desired. The Calder exhibit was nice but that's about it.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

20-21 century modern American art. Lots of Hooper. And they have a special exhibits of Mobiles. It is right next to High line and has beautiful outside views of the city. Wonderful gift shop and has 2 restaurant

Thank Frances F
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited all of New York's major museums on this trip and without a doubt the Whitney was the highlight! They have a marvelous, well-curated collection that is thoughtfully presented. And the Piano-designed building is itself absolutely delightful. Definitely plan to spend time on the...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The Whitney Museum of American Art is a very, very nice space. And for those of us who are not art experts and don't usually read all the writing next to the art pieces, I personally think this museum is a great choice. You can...More

Thank Gseric
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

A great museum showcasing some of the great works of art from American artists, a great big white space giving an excellent background for the pieces of art

Thank Michael-James_Lee
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I adore the Whitney!!! Everything is a surprise. The Whitney is so unique. It's exhibits are stimulating, often interactive and also often large breathtaking pieces. There is always a great variety of exhibits on the different floors but what I like most is the "edgyness"...More

Thank KatMom419
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The Whitney's new building is strikingly beautiful. It is near the High Line (a park) and there are interesting views from many vantage points in the museum. The 8th floor restaurant offers outdoor dining with views of New York. The collection of American Art is...More

Thank Wilhelmina87
Reviewed 2 August 2017

You need a good half day to do this place justice but unfortunately I only had an hour and a half. There wasn't any great exhibition going when I was there so went through most of their permanent collection very quickly. To be honest I...More

Thank Legal_itinerant
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MarbellaSue
30 October 2017|
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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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Jane R
11 October 2017|
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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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55LikeTraveling
9 April 2016|
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Response from Jan Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes Tooker painting is on display October 2016
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