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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 3 days ago via mobile

Ah, the Whitney. An old establishment in a shiny new building. Now don't get me wrong, the building is amazing and has great views of manhattan and the highline. But... the exhibition was poor, some of it too abstract for my taste, not for children....More

Thank Niro_M1977
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The new Whitney is a beautifully designed building with fascinating nooks and beautiful outdoor space. The recent exhibit of Calder mobiles was good, but a little thin. And exhibit from the Whitney's collection was also good, but only excelled in its exhibit of several pieces...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum always has something new to see, even if you have been there before. This time there was a fabulous Calder exhibit. I love those mobiles. So go and look around you never know what you will see.

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit and this is one of my favorite museums now. The building itself is beautiful, with a deck on each level with lovely views. Unique selection of exhibits, with a special Calder collection on view currently. Modern pieces with unique moving stories, and...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Love the Whitney, the building itself designed by Renzo Piano is amazing. The museum focuses more on living artists, new media and maybe some lesser known artists as well. this as well as the constantly changing exhibitions makes this museum feel more alive and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting collection of art and most interesting and well curated temporary exhibitions. Plan for 3 hours. Very cool terraces to view Chelsea landscape. Close to High Line.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great architecture, interesting collection and especially now, go for the Calder exhibition on the 8th floor ... small but really special, breathtaking and wonderful... epic! Go and enjoy!

Thank Matthias F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the old Whitney museum a few years' ago and while that was good, it has really benefited from its new building and location. The building is very light inside and the art is displayed in a very appealing manner. There are also great...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Whitney Museum is one of my favourite museums in NYC. The collection itself is brilliant, with some great pieces. The views from the outdoor balconies are also incredible, definitely worth a visit for the views alone!

Thank KeenanL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't impressed with the exhibits at this gallery. In fact the only things that I did like were the views from the rooftop. Had it been a voluntary contribution rather than the fixed $50 per head then I would have felt less ripped off

Thank Pete R
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Response from Jan Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes Tooker painting is on display October 2016
Susan W
24 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