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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 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to discover the contemporary American Art, the Whitney Museum is the perfect place. At the same time, you will discover an architectural building with amazing views on New York. From there, you can discover the Chelsea Market and the High Line, a...More

Thank RLV_0117
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've had a membership to the Whitney ever since they opened in the Meat Packing district just at the southern entrance of the Highline. The Museum is quite an impressive structure with fantastic pieces of art and installations. We enjoy going to member previews and...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 5 days ago

$25 entry may seem a bit steep, but this is a well-sized and nice-presented museum. Different exhibits on each floor, and a great view from the top, where you can also find a nice restaurant/wine bar for a snack/meal. Situated right at the bottom end...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new building hosting the Whitney Museum has a beautiful architecture. It is next to the High Line, which can be admired from the museum terraces. the Calder exhibition was not very large but sufficient and interesting. The other art.work is very good. The surrounding...More

Thank Zoraida C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect size for a couple hour walk-through. Great location at the bottom of the HighLine. We saw the Calder exhibit. Very well done. Saw Edward Hoppers that I've never seen before. Great cross-section of art. Enjoyed the "hands on" facility with very encouraging staff! Sorry...More

Thank LivingINnaples
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whitney biennial exhibition is not to be missed, 2017's was an incredible range of artists and media, with thought-provoking works on several floors. Went back in July for the Alexander Calder exhibit, which was an interesting range of his work, but disappointingly small (only...More

Thank AiZeeKay
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is a beautiful building with gorgeous views of western Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, New Jersey, and freedom tower. It is $25, $18 for seniors and has 8 floors. Some of the exhibits may try to push the limits with "creativity". Me and...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about the Whitney is distinct. Its location, its architecture, its permanent and special exhibits. I've attached a display of artwork hanging in the staircase. The Whitney pokes you and makes an indelible impression. It's worth the trip and the Meatpacking District and Highline are...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for the first time since they moved to the meatpacking district. The landmark museum is now located in a landmark building. The current Calder exhibition was "dynamic" indeed, the items from the permanent collection impressive (great competitor to MoMA. Look forward and plan o...More

Thank PIL-1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice complement after or before a walk through the High Line. Excellent special exhibition of Calder At the top floor with enjoyable bird view of the High Line on one side and the river on the other side.

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Response from Jan Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes Tooker painting is on display October 2016
Susan W
23 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