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Whitney Museum of American Art

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Address: 99 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014-1404
Phone Number: +1 212-570-3600
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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 Whitney, the High Line and New York’s water ways

The Whitney on 99 Gansevoort St. near the West Side Highway and the Hudson and the High Line, extending south from 34th Street for 1.45 miles to the Whitney, have become must-see... read more

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love art and hate to diss a museum, but this Museum is just not worth the price or worth the trip. The admission is $25.00. That is admission For 3 out of 8 floors available to look at. Yes, that's right, only three of the eight floors are open for viewing. More about that in a minute. The bookstore... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying in the area and knew we wanted to check out the new Whitney. It reminded us of the Tate in London. Overall a very nice experience. It was raining so we couldn't visit the outdoor areas, but that would have been a nice addition. The exhibits were well laid out, the rooms are large and inviting. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Whitney on 99 Gansevoort St. near the West Side Highway and the Hudson and the High Line, extending south from 34th Street for 1.45 miles to the Whitney, have become must-see destinations in New York City. I recently retraced my steps from W. 34th Street down to the Whitney asking myself what more these two super attractions and their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having visited the old museum keen to see the new one and this has amazing spaces. Loved the outdoor sculpture and views. Quite a walk from the subway but worth it. Unimpressed by the free Black Friday by Sophia Al-Marius. Stuart Davis special exhibition is great and loved the portraits including Hopper, John and Warhol. Don't miss the Hgh Line!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is impressive and it offers great views from the terrace, especially after sunset (we made use of the "pay what you wish" offer on Friday evening). The works of Carmen Herrera I found well done but I am not fond of this kind of art. Many other art works I found disgusting (maybe this was the idea).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon this at the end of the High Line. This is a rotating exhibit so commenting does little in the long run. Right now a few of the lower floors were being changed out so we really only visited floors 6-8. 8th floor, although it was nice to see, Carmen Herrera and her art type, abstract - just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What architecture and the views are outstanding - the Portrait exhibit is fabulous - and will continue to change as the season changes - the Whitney has such a huge collection. The Julian Schnabel 'candle' melting by Urs Fisher is a hoot. Loved seeing the de Kooning sculpture outside on the deck!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend recommended that we visit this museum. It is now my favorite museum. The museum itself is a work of art. Everything about it invites you in and makes you want to stay awhile. We took a coffee break at the cafe upstairs. The staff there was attentive and extremely hospitable. And they have the BEST museum shop ever!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our five year old guide said it was in museum mile, so it's lucky we found it had moved! Now in the meat packer district on the Hudson, in a stunning building with equally stunning views. Currently focusing on portraiture which means no Pollock or Twombley (they can wait till we're back in Londonwhere the Abstract Expressiosts are on) and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't the Met or Frick. 6 floors of "modern" art. I'm not a fan but we wanted to see it. Think it's true that "art" is in the eye of the beholder. Wonderful newer facility that is well organized and spacious, also has access to outdoor patios on some of the floors. Also has a café which we didn't... More 

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