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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to many other small and large galleries, Whitney was unlike any other. Amazing exhibitions and focus on modern art. We took the elevator up a couple of times and then used the stairs to gradually make our way down. Brilliant content, expertly presented.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Whitney may not have as many famous pieces as other museums in the city, but it has an impressive and eclectic permanent collection that is sure to have something for every art lover. In addition, the views of the city are incredible. It’s a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "new" Whitney Museum is very interesting architecturally both inside and out. It fits well in the Meatpacking district, along with the boutique shops and the nearby Chelsea Market. The building is fantastic, and if you venture to the top floors, you have great views...More

Thank markltennis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Are you a veteran with a valid ID card? Admission will be free. It's about time people recognized that a veteran gets an ID card only if 1) he/she was disabled while serving or 2) served at least 20 years in the military. Thank you,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see in NYC if you love art. Only American art but what treasures you will see. Free admission makes this even better. Whatever proof you like is well represented but the greater emphasis is on more modern art. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the building and its location are spectacular. An important part of the museum experience is to view the city from the open decks so skip the elevator and use the outdoor stairs! The views of the rivers are good from inside the museum. The Calder...More

Thank Shar1805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The new Whitney is a wonderful place to spend hours to reflect on an eclectic selection of fine artwork in the Meatpacking District and conveniently located by the High Line. Walking around this neighborhood is a delight also. Floors and floors of permanent and special...More

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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.
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.
9 April 2016|
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Response from Jan Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes Tooker painting is on display October 2016