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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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What an amazing exhibit housed in a gorgeous building. Truly a wonderful experience! As an added bonus you may enter the High Line here as well! Well worrh a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What an amazing exhibit housed in a gorgeous building. Truly a wonderful experience! As an added bonus you may enter the High Line here as well! Well worrh a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Love the new Whitney! The exhibit was ok but the new digs are perfect. The location is genius, right in the heart of the new New York with high line and everything and the layout is perfect. Love the indoor and outdoor space and it's really a fantastic venue for experiencing art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I visited the new Whitney art museum recently. This is a great exhibition of thought provoking modern and contemporary American art presented in an impressive location. Entry on a Friday between 19:00-21:45 is based on pay what you want. Be warned, there will be a need to queue but the queue does move rather quickly. Some of the museum outdoor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was a real treat to visit the new location this past weekend. It is a beautiful location at the end of the High Line (which you can take an elevator to visit) and the Hudson River. Outside of the museum are lots of comfortable chairs and table to sit and take in the sun or people-watch. The interior of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love modern art. And I love The Whitney Museum! Building, paints and view are simply... awesome! The only remark (and this is why I don't vote 5 stars) is that there was too noise inside. Too many people talking out loud!

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Mamaroneck, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

As much as I liked the old Whitney, the new Whitney is a great improvement, for several reasons. 1. The new location. There are many other attractions in or near the Meatpacking district now, such as the High Line and Chelsea Market, which should prompt visits to the area. 2. Size. The new Whitney seems to be at least five... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I travel frequently to New York and I enjoy going to art museums. Whitney museum's exhibit was beautifully done and was so interesting that I did not realise that I had climbed 8 floors!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

For me, the building was the star. I was never at the old Whitney, as modern art is not one of my passions, but we wanted to see this building after all the press. The galleries were bright and spacious, and the outdoor plazas and their views were spectacular. I would have liked more sculpture; when we go to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great way to end a day on the High Line. Beautiful artwork in side and great views of the city on the outside from the patios

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I guess modern and contemporary art is not my cup of tea. Agree with previous review that the hype and price were not justified. The views from the top floors and the building architecture were my favorite. Would only recommend if you like modern art, but moma might be a better choice for the money.

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