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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Koons exhibit is a diverse collection spanning many years of the artist's work. You may not love all of it but there's a little something for everyone. Some of the material was very adult but there's a lot of fun stuff for kids. We saw kids laying on the floor coloring in books and lots of people taking photos... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Enjoyed the Jeff Koons exhibition immensely. Walked around with a big smile on my face - loved it. Restaurant on lower ground floor and 5 levels of art to challenge and inspire. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I can see why they're building a new location downtown. It's a cool building, but they can't show large amounts of their collection because it's grown so much. However, the Koons exhibit is great. There are some explicit pieces - I saw a guard give a mom with two young children a discreet shake of the head to warn her... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Jeff Coons exhibition was great! The four floors are all very interesting! Even in a Saturday morning it was a very nice experience!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you get a chance to see the Koons exhibit, do it! Amazingly fun! And it's the last hoorah for the Whitney in their UES location. The museum space itself isn't that great - slow elevators, dark stairs, sad gift shop - it's what they fill it with that makes it an incredible experience. Aside from the impressive Koons retrospective,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great Jeff Koons exhibit. See the museum before it moves downtown. Good collection. Pretty good restaurant in basement

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Lots of JK works, well laid out and his own audio guide to walk through it and get a sense of his life and work.

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Eldridge, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wow, we went for the Jeff Koons art and were not disappointed. Go on Friday night from 6-9 pm for pay as you wish admission. The ballon dog, play doh, Popeye, sculptures and many works were fabulous. A great display of his art. Enjoyed it very much.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went to the Whitney Museum in mid June of this year not knowing what exhibits were available. I had been to the Whitney once before about 5 years ago with my then 12 year old daughter and we both really enjoyed the time spent there. This time I saw American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe. Much of the museum... More

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I don't go to the Whitney often but I was told how great the Koons exhibit was. And I was not disappointed. Wonderful retrospective of his career- free audio guide was very helpful. I made sure to stop by the permanent Calder collection, including the Circus, which is one of my all time favorite art exhibits. ** Bonus: All CUNY... More

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