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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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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 line was so long, I ended up getting the out of town membership. It was $50, and well worth passing the line. I loved the pieces in this museum. Not overwhelming, and... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The line was so long, I ended up getting the out of town membership. It was $50, and well worth passing the line. I loved the pieces in this museum. Not overwhelming, and beautiful building. Would definitely recommend over the Frick collection.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was never a fan of the old Whitney at the Breuer, though I loved the building. The museum did not display its art as well as MOMA or the Guggenheim. Then they moved to the new Piano designed building, and it is the perfect facility for showing off their wonderful collection in new and exciting ways. We have been there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you can afford the entry fee ($25) and the ADDITIONAL $6 !! for the explanatory headphones, you will enjoy a very full day of interesting art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was definitely an amazing experience at the museum. The installments were outstanding especially the human-size lighted candle. It has to be one of the museums in New York that you must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The new Whitney is a perfect destination, right at the foot of the Highline The collection is exciting (not so much the entrance fee of 25.00) but with wide open space and outside deck, See Manhattan which is beautiful in any weather. The meatpacking district has come alive with galleries and a little east is the chelsea Market. Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Whitney moved to a great neighborhood with lots to see and great restaurants. The Museum holds some great works. However, one of the best things is that you can take a tour of a different exhibit area every hour with the cost of admission. (After you tour you can, of course, walk around and take more in by yourself.) Docents... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found the space a bit underwhelming. There are some great views from it and parts of the permanent collection are worth the trip. But the space lacks warmth and does not invite the viewer in nor makes one feel welcome. Others are free to differ.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with a friend. Neither of us are well versed in art, specifically modern art, so while we enjoyed the trip, it felt a little 'over our heads.' The views of the city and the Hudson are cool on a nice day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is totally cool. The building is amazing and the art is so worth it to see!! Yes, you will be impressed and the views of lower Manhattan from the decks are to die for!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great 2 hours st the Whitney / American art at its best. Two floors with portraits were eclectic with great moisture of paintings - photography - sculpture and interactive. Loved the docent tour led by Phd student who spun great stories and had us snaking thru two floors and 6 pieces. Make sure you take pics from... More 

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