Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art
4.5
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Whitney Museum is New York's home for modern and contemporary art of the United States. Located in Manhattan's vibrant Meatpacking District, the Whitney presents the work of living artists alongside perennial favorites by Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Alexander Calder, and many others. Advance ticketing is required: book timed tickets today and prepare for your trip at whitney.org.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighborhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighborhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
How to get there
  • 14th St / 8th Ave • 7 min walk
  • 8th Ave • 7 min walk
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YpsilantiFoodie
ypsilanti371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Vida Americana focuses on Mexican muralists, 1925-1945, a fascinating and highly politicized era for artists around the world. The colors, subject matter and presentation in this exhibit are spectacular. The exhibit runs to May 17.
Go see it! You will not be disappointed. The use of art to protest social, racial and economic inequality on both sides of the border resonates in today’s world.
Written February 29, 2020
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len_green50
Somerton, UK373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Whitney Museum West Side, I hadn’t visited this new gallery which used to be where the Met has their Brauer extension. What a fabulous building to show off their collection. Great works from American ‘greats’ and being located in the meat packing district is in easy walking distance of lots of commercial galleries as well as David Zwimer and the Gagosian. Some of the staff were rather officious when I arrived just after 10 am and when I entered the building I was told I must wait outside in the minus 14degrees temperatures until the official opening time of 10.30!!!!! And no - I couldn’t just wait inside. The T shirt he was wearing should have been ripped off his back as it said “Here to help” - what a joke! However, amazing gallery - wonderful art experience.
Written January 23, 2020
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Thank you for visiting the Whitney! We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed the architecture and the art on view. We pride ourselves on the customer care our staff provides, and take great pains to provide our teams with the training and resources to successfully do so. I am disappointed to hear that that wasn’t your experience. Please message me directly – your feedback helps us improve!
Written February 5, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
No museum showcases American art like the Whitney. Since World War II ended, New York City has been the centre of contemporary art, and the Whitney has been an avid collector. Often they will buy an art work from the creator before it is even finished. The Whitney is sometimes shocking, sometimes amazing but always entertaining.
Written May 27, 2020
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Bi-coaster
Bradenton, FL1,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
We always enjoy going to the Whitney and even with the Covid-19 requirements, this visit was no exception. We had tickets for the opening time and the short line moved very quickly. We headed to the 8th floor to see “Dawoud Bey: An American Project,” photos taken over several decades, mostly of Black life in various U.S. cities. From a residency in Syracuse, NY to portraits of teens in San Francisco and elsewhere, Bey gave presence and voice to everyday life for some Blacks. Well worth a visit!
Written May 11, 2021
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El Turista John
New York City, NY2,821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Not sure what else there is to say. The Whitney is filled with so much interesting and thought-provoking pieces of art covering so many mediums in such a well constructed/designed exhibition space. Truly a great trip through American Art from the last 2 centuries. I really enjoyed Georgia O’Keeffe’s and Edward Hopper’s paintings, but it was Liza Lou’s Kitchen that drew the most attention from museum visitors...and deservedly so. Wow! The special exhibit “Vida Americana” (through 17 May) was the piece de resistance of my visit. With masterworks by José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, this exhibit explores the influence these Mexican masters had on early 20th century American Art. The exhibit also included some standout Frida Kahlo. The Whitney is well worth a visit; I know I’ll visit it again!!
Written February 29, 2020
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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN2,788 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I’m giving this museum 4 stars instead of 3.5 for a couple reasons. One, it’s not their fault that I don’t care for some modern art. Two, they had a whole floor closed, as new exhibits were being installed.

The Whitney, which focuses on American art, has eight floors, with floor four and two being inaccessible to patrons. Five was closed when I visited, as I mentioned previously.

On floor 8, there was a large black photography exhibit, which I enjoyed. On the floors below were parts of the permanent collection, spanning decades, and well as folk art. On the third floor, there is a very small photography exhibit—one wall.

I feel like they don’t display enough of their permanent collection. I feel it’s a gargantuan building, but isn’t maximizing its space. The pieces from the permanent collection were more enjoyable to me than the special exhibits.

And while some museums inundate and smother patrons with words, I feel the Whitney doesn’t offer enough background on pieces, making everything seem disconnected. When I know a little more about the piece, I’m prone to experience deeper emotions and a connection with the piece and the art.

They did have a nice Edward Hopper exhibit that I enjoyed.

The first floor exhibit focused on gay life, love, and relationships. Wasn’t my favorite art style, but I appreciated the content.

There is a small museum store that has tons of art books.

The exhibitions change, so sometimes I might enjoy it more than others. And again, they don’t have to cater to my style or preferences. But so far, this is my least memorable of all of the museums I’ve visited in NYC.

Go if you have time, but don’t prioritize it. It only took me an hour. It might push to 1.5 hours if all floors are open. Maybe make it part of a day if you’re exploring Chelsea or Hudson yards.
Written February 11, 2021
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,775 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Whitney offers multi-floor exhibitions for American art. There are tours available at each floor. Free WiFi and free storage for coats and bags. There are no classical and historical masterpieces but as the name indicates later times American art.
Written January 18, 2020
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We're happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Whitney! We look forward to having you back.
Written February 5, 2020
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I came by here on a Friday night to visit the biennial exhibit "Quiet As It's Kept" which was a thought provoking and unique experience. I went to the top floor, which had beautiful views of chelsea and the hudson river, as well as some of the classic american art pieces including Andy Warhol. There was a tour guide interpreting some of the pieces as well which was really interesting to listen to!
Written April 24, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
"The Whitney" as it is known specializes in American art. It moved into its new premises recently. You can take the High Line to the gallery. The Whitney has many genres of American art, including Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism. It probably the world's most comprehensive collection of American art, particularly in the modern era.
Written December 29, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
In the post World War II period, the centre of the world's art scene moved from Paris to New York. The Whitney collects American art; you can find no better accumulation of American art than the Whitney. Among the more notable movements are Pop Art, led by Andy Warhol, and Abstract Expressionism. These days, the Whitney often buys paintings before they are even finished.
Written June 1, 2021
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Whitney Museum of American Art admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $30.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $11.99 per person.





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