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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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The building is Awsome. Same as the art work. But being forced to use the service staircase between floors when the elevators where full, slow and not the best choice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The building is Awsome. Same as the art work. But being forced to use the service staircase between floors when the elevators where full, slow and not the best choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Super new building with wonderful views of the river. I so appreciated the indoor lounging space and the outdoor terraces! These spaces add to and enhance the entire experience of the visit. The art collection is very well curated. The collection of work presented also matches the space perfectly in size and focus. Even if modern art is not your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Don't miss it! Wonderful brand new museum, excellent exibitions, wonderful restaurant , gorgeous view right near the highline I'll come back asap!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the Whitney on a beautiful summer evening. The museum has some beautiful outside spaces with great views of Manhattan. Take the elevator up to the top floor, the 8th floor, and work your way down. We particularly enjoyed the "America is Hard to See" exhibit on the 8th floor. And if you are lucky enough to visit on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

For the best experience visit the Whitney's new location during pleasant weather. The terraces have magnificent views of the City as well as of The Highline Park. Have lunch at the rooftop cafe.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Even on a crowded Friday night, with a line half way around the block (for those willing to wait to avoid the full admission price), this new addition to the art museum scene in New York is a stunner. Views on all side are amazing, especially at twilight. The new space gives ample room to display the Whitney's collection in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful space in which to view art. The airy interior opens to inviting exterior terraces where you relax and recharge. But if you have children between infancy and voting age, leave them home. The relatively low terrace railings have an appealing transparency to them. Horizontal cables provide a ladder for children to step up for a better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited because the new building is exciting though we've seen the collection before. The way this is curated, and the comprehensive, time-line of American Art presented blew us away. I loved seeing some of my old favorites, as well as experiencing some pieces in a new light. Especially moving was entering the galleries tied to the 1960s and seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A gorgeous new site for this museum. The views from the terraces are wonderful, and the collection speaks for itself, with some curiosities (paintings by e.e. cummings and Gerald Murphy, for example) along with the big names in modern American art. The location right near the High Line makes a wonderful destination for the whole family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Whitney on a hot July day. Heat indexes were over 100 degrees. This is modern art which really doesn't appeal to me, but I enjoyed seeing the building and the views of New York it offers. It is adjacent to the High Line which is nice as well. I would have hoped given the heat of the... More 

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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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