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Whitney Museum of American Art

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Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York City, NY 10014
Phone Number: +1 212-570-3600
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Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Great New Building, Large Crowds

We visited the new Whitney Museum which is at the end of the Highline. The current exhibit is a huge retrospective of their collection. The design of the building is quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Columbia, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the "new" Whitney Museum along the High Line early on a Sunday morning, and it was already crowded with people. The exhibit we attended was "America to See." If you start on the first floor at the free portion of the exhibit and then go upstairs to the 8th floor and work back to each lower floor, you... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Loved loved loved the new Whitney. The works: the art, atmosphere, the beauty of it all. The outside terraces is a huge plus and you can see forever and the Highline and all around, with t-storm clouds in the foreground, Gorgeous as can be but could only see floors 7 and 8 (and saw few of my fave Edward Hopper's... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great new building for a great collection. The present exhibition is the best of their own collections and is particularly impressive.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We bought tickets online - a must. Those without tickets probably waited 1+ hour (in the rain). Unfortunately we had to visit on a weekend - it was packed. Very difficult to walk around let appreciate the view. Suggest weekdays or the evenings they are open late or wait til the "newness" wears off. A magnificent building. Current exhibits (for... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the museum on a Friday nite,where one can pay whatever they wish to enter.The line to enter was long,but was well controlled and moved quickly.in the warm weather,the outer restaurants were busy, a nice plus for the place. In the colder months,waiting on line or eating outdoors will cease to be fun or even exist,and the museums... More 

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Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you should only visit one museum in NYC, I would go for this one. The foundation raised an incredible amount of money to build a new mark building for the museum, and I have to say it's extraordinary. The building has such a nice location, right next to the Standard, and multiple terraces with great views over the city.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Going to an art museum means spending your time ONLY looking at the art, right? Right…for most museums; but wrong for this museum, where the views outside can be even more exciting than those inside. This is the Whitney Museum of American Art’s spectacular brand-new home adjacent to the famed Highline in New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District. According to... More 

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Lodi, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

"America is Hard to See" is an apt title for the collection of contemporary Art I was able to enjoy on my first visit to the new Whitney in the old meatpacking district. It echoes the difficulty in defining just what America is all about, with it's vast contrasts in wealth and poverty, sublime beauty and shameful neglect, and all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My family decided to visit it on our vacation to NYC . Very different place and really liked the way it was planned with food and ways to go outside on each level. Must see if you go to New York.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the new Whitney Museum which is at the end of the Highline. The current exhibit is a huge retrospective of their collection. The design of the building is quite interesting and well done. Gallery space is great, and there is an outdoor space on almost every level. We were there on a Thursday, and it was crowded. I... More 

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Address: Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York City, NY 10014
Phone Number: +1 212-570-3600
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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