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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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Good Modern Art

This is a good modern art collection from the 1800's to current. Start on the 8th floor and work your way down. The best art is on the 7th floor. They have clean bathrooms on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely not worth the money. Would not call this art. Go to a different museum. Views from outside terraces were the only worthwhile part.

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Cairo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a bit abstract for my taste and it doesn't have all variety in their collection May be it's my taste but after visiting Guggenheim I was hoping for similar diversity

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good modern art collection from the 1800's to current. Start on the 8th floor and work your way down. The best art is on the 7th floor. They have clean bathrooms on floor 8 and a restaurant. Nice collection of Edward Hopper art.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dropped by on a rainy day. Stood in line for a long time. Were absolutely blown away by the collection. Definitely worth a visit. The Whitney is located at the south terminus of the High Line, so you can enjoy the crowded greenspace before or after or before and after your time in the Whitney. Visitors from Toronto should... More 

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Sharon, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some of the Biennual was a bit much for me--- seemed like psotmodern drivel. But much of the permanent collection is really good,and the building itself is really amazing. Try going on the free Friday night to avoid the entrance fee.

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Kavala Region, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

According to travel guides and locals Whitney museum is one of the places that a tourist should visit, so I decided to spent an afternoon there...well...it was not what I was expecting and defiantly a different view and meaning of the word "art". The exhibits were weird and hard to get a meaning.. from a wall with lines or paintings... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I generally only go to the Whitney for its Biennial shows, and it was interesting to see the Biennial for the first time in the new museum. I thought the exhibition was fantastic, so many new and interesting artists and artworks (and a few artists that didn't really work..). In my opinion the staff here is among the most friendly... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to all sorts of museums in 40 countries all over the world and this is the worst. Expensive, pretentious,nonsense. Save your money.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First visit to the New Whitney. Loved it. Before you go, get your tix ahead of time. Wish Whitney would do tix to the phone, not a big deal, but one less piece of paper to remember.

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

7th floor was really interesting. Much of the rest pretty questionable. Obscure multicolor shower installations etc. if you like to offer erudite interpretations of that kind of thing to prove you're clever you'll have a field day. For the rest of us great unwashed it's a bit of a scam. Ps. I hate trump too but How can a piece... More 

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