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Whitney Museum of American Art

Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: +1 212-570-3600
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Whitney Museum of American Art is closed in preparation for the...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Whitney Museum of American Art is closed in preparation for the opening of our new building downtown in spring 2015. As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney 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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

An excellent and cozy museum on a great area of NYC! I visited on july, an expo from Jeff Koons. For sure this is a great choice of museum on your trip, you wont regret.

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We saw the Koons exhibit in September 2014. We were pleasantly surprised out his art work post-vacuum cleaners. The textures of the works are neat. Many brass features look like nylon. The subject matter can be contreversial at times. There are pictures of Koons with the Italian porn star that were shocking when you turn the corner. I am sure... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I visited the Whitney Museum of American Art last spring. This is a paradise for lovers of contemporary art. I was very impressed with the collection of O'Keefe works in an upper gallery. What caught my attention more than anything was an image of a house (projected through a projector) in a very dark room. In the darkness, I could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I've been to the Whitney Museum of American Art to see the works of Jeff Koons. And it was great. A good and well organized exposition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I don't usually visit the whitney, but this time it was really worth my while. i went to see the Jeff Koons exhibition, and it was an exciting experience. the museum is going to move into a new building and i will surely visit it once i visit NY again

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Little did I know that when the Whitney hosted Jeff Koons exhibit that they cleared all but 15% of their basic collection. No Chuck Close, no Ellsworth Kelly, just Koons! A true disappointment, as I had been to the Whitney website and was really interested in wide selection of American artists for which this museum is known.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We went to see the Jeff Koons exhibition and it was amazing!! Love every part of it. There is no subway near the museum but you can walk like two block to get there. The access is fast but the line begins early in the morning.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have just visited the Whitney and our purpose was to see the Hopper exhibition - we had travelled to New York from the UK and to see Hopper was a main reason, our son is a Hopper enthusiast and it was a (very) special birthday present. We had checked when planning our trip the exhibition that was open and... More 

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Whitney_Staff, Manager at Whitney Museum of American Art, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We'd like to be in touch with you directly. Could you please email me at info@whitney.org? Best wishes, Sarah More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I just saw the Jeff Koons exhibit at the Whitney. It blew my mind. For lovers of Modern and Contemporary American Art, the Whitney is a must. The curation is excellent and the audio guides are very informative. Drawbacks include insufficient number of restrooms, slow elevators, and bad food at restaurant. I am hoping that these problems will be solved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Allow about an hour. I personally was unimpressed by the Jeff Koons retrospective but it is worth going to see the building itself and the top floors had part of the collection. It's near the Met.

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