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Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
212-570-3600
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Type: Art Museums
Owner description: As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century... more » Owner description: As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum’s key resource. The Museum’s signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country’s leading survey of the most recent developments in American art. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is spectacular and a once in a lifetime experience...the Whitney is closing it's doors after this exhibit and moving to the high-line...but that's not the reason to go, Jeff koons is an American Icon...most of the exhibit can be viewed by all members of the family, except one small room that has some questionable photography...the additional exhibit area has... More

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Miami
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136 reviews 136 reviews
41 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love this place; only hope that the new Whitney which opens downtown next year is as nice. We went during the Koons retrospecitve which was nice, as long as you like modern art. Be prepared that the pix of he and his Italian pornstar wife are quite graphic if you have young children with you, or if you are... More

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New York City, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the Whitney Museum on 75th Street, next Spring it will be in lower manhattan with much more space to display its treasures. The Jeff Koons retrospective exhibit is fantastic and a must see. Some of it is EXPLICIT so cover the eyes of the little ones. But 98% is just simply delightful. The Playdough and the Ballon Dog... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went to this great museum on Friday while the entrance was free (pay what you want) so it was a little bit crowded but it was great!!! The exhibitions are very unique and impressive, we had a great time!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Jeff Koons - cannot fail to entertain all ages. See it and enjoy. Love it or hate it, who cares. For me its all about Ballon Dog and Balloon Venus but I didn't expect to like Michael Jackson and bubbles...

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum on the Friday FREE admission afternoon and so we encountered very long lines at the entrabce but as soon as we walked in we were very happy we did so. The museum has different displays of modern American art and one doesn't have to be an art lover to simply enjoy it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I can't say this is the best museum in New York, but it is quite possibly my favourite. If you love American art this is the place for you. A great collection is on display including some from my favourite artist in Edward Hopper. When we visited in January we were lucky enough to see a great exhibition from Robert... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great show if you enjoy modern art/sculpture. There are some adult images. We saved $2 each on admission with our AAA cards, but you have to have a card per person with you to save on every ticket. We made it through in about 35 minutes but we hurried. Photos are permitted!

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Huntington, New York
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Bored with the Old Masters and Neo-Impressionists at the Metropolitan? Head on over to the Whitney for some eye-opening sculpture and more. Bad- boy Jeff Koons has either pulled the wool over many eyes or is a Wunderkind of the worst kind, and I mean that in a good way. Crazy sculpture with Crayola colors, even some blush-worthy soft porn... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What an exhibit. You must go. No matter what your preconceived thoughts are, the Koons exhibit with shatter them. The 5th floor is closed and the crowds are large. Suggest early and late to limit lines. Get the free headsets. You MUST have a picture ID to get them. The value here is large. Careful with small children. The exhibit... More

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