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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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Stillwater, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Marlow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Always a favorite of mine...the Whitney. Not only have the exhibits been consistently grand, but, for me, this museum is the perfect size. The experience is always memorable without inducing Stendahl Syndrome. The Jeff Koons exhibit, paired with permanent pieces on the upper floors, was no exception. As I have not been to the Whitney for awhile, the upper floors... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I enjoyed the classic American permanent collection but I thought the museum would be bigger and more pieces on display, a little disappointed vs the size of the temporary Jeff Koons exhibition which seemed to take over more than half the museum...

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband's uncle does some photography occasionally for the Whitney so this was a must for our trip to New York City. One would need lots more time than we had to see everything. Great experience. (BTW, Trip Advisor, we were with family but no children.)

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Lakeville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Jeff Koons retrospective. He is the guy you love to hate and hate that you love. It was my last visit to the Whitney which will close after this show.

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You'll ask yourself if it's art. But, you'll be able to tell your grand kids you saw his work. He's definitely the biggest contemporary name in the art world.

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