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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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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Beautiful building and super art

Finally a museum what has a great designed building what is also friendly for visitors. Spacy, nice lights, enough elevators and stairs and superb terraces. The art is great with... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Finally a museum what has a great designed building what is also friendly for visitors. Spacy, nice lights, enough elevators and stairs and superb terraces. The art is great with a lot of history involved. Buy a ticket online, that will save you a lot of time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having been to NYC several times I has never heard of the Whitney until we happened upon it in the meat packing district. It was a great find, full of American artists and very New York! Located next to the highline and the Chelsea meat market it was our favourite day out.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The new Whitney Museum of American Art is itself a masterpiece! The building is a key part of the attraction, seamlessly blending with its outdoor spaces, allowing visitors to wander in and out of galleries onto terraces overlooking Chelsea, the Meatpacking District and the Hudson River. You can even see Lady Liberty from here! The collection was stunning, the tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spectacular building Easy entry (absolutely book online before!!) American art 1900-1965 - Check out the Special exhibition but even the standard collection is well worth to see

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Northern England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated right at the start of the High Line, and really close to Chelsea Market (handy for interesting lunches), the new Whitney has a lot going for it geographically. Even more, architecturally, the indoor and outdoor galleries provide excellent light, space and viewing. I used to forget about the Whitney in the old premises, but this new museum is now... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very exciting to visit this new location for the Whitney. The building is spectacular in providing excellent display areas, wonderful views of the Hudson, and adding further to the reinvention of the Meatpacking area. We took one of the guided tours which was expertly and engagingly led. Seeing the huge Frank Stella artworks was very exciting but the display of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this museum for the first time today and I must admit I loved it. Start on the 8th floor and work your way down. Motley's paintings are currently displayed on 8th floor. His paintings are amazing and very powerful. One whole floor is dedicated to installations...I must admit I am not a huge fan of installations but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During our weeks visit to NYC we visited 4 galleries and I have to say this was my absolute favourite. I loved the design of the building and the Stella and Motley exhibits were fantastic! It's away from all the hustle and bustle but only a short walk from the 14street subway. I would definitely recommend it especially if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Whitney took a chance, I'm sure, is moving to this location and it is just lovely. The museum currently is featuring Frank Stella on on the 5th floor. Then, at least during nice weather, one can wander outside on most floors to view the skyline or sit and contemplate the art and walk down outside stairs to the next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Whitney for the first time in its new location below Chelsea . It was crowded but people flow worked. Spaces were easy to move in and designed to be flexible to show all forms of fine art. We visited the Stella exhibit and Wagner collection. Both very interesting in there own right.. This is a big improvement over... More 


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