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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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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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best new modern art museum in new york.......comprehensive collection of the best of the best......stunning new architecture and design.......best tutorial in the city on the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

best new modern art museum in new york.......comprehensive collection of the best of the best......stunning new architecture and design.......best tutorial in the city on the diversity of 20th century art

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The Whitney in the meatpacking district is an amazing experience. You'll be able to view exceptional exhibits, while walking out onto outside decks for each floor to experience the city. With the location's expansive views of all of manhattan as well as the hudson river, there isn't another museum like it in the city. Highly recommend -- also, the ability... More 

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I was bracing myself to be underwhelmed, but the building was superb in terms of natural light, the ease of navigation and location. Do buy tickets ahead of time, as there was a line by the time I left. Lots of things to do around there. That are area is transformed.

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This is an interesting building with interesting collections . It is right in the middle of the Meatpacking district and at the start of the Highline Gardens . Friday nights between 7:00 - 9:30 PM they have admission where you pay whatever you wish . One word of advice is that tons of people show up so if you do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited shortly after it opened at this new site. A great representation of more recent American art. I'm no fan of MOMA and the Brooklyn Museum seemed more limited in its mdoern art colelction (whichis fair enough, that is only one of its roles) but the selection here is challenging but also accessible. If you are looking to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have watched the Whitney move into different spaces in the city over the decades, but this new destination is super hot. Amazing views of the Hudson and of West Village/Meat Packing district, and adjacent to the High Line and close to Chelsea Market. The museum's outdoor space was just as entertaining as the interior collection. This museum's focus is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even for those who don't like modern American art, the collection is impressive for its variety, including black and white photography from troubled times. Roof top restaurant has an outside deck with city view. Follow stairs to sculptures on lower floor deck. Make sure you rent the audio set to learn about the artists and their work. Interesting approach: the... More 

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On a nice day, there's no better Manhattan attraction for art fans. Between the deeply moving galleries and the breathtaking views of downtown, the Hudson, and even the Statue of Liberty, the museum is a must-see. Allow three hours and start at the top floor. If you're going with 3+, and at least one is local, apply the ticket fees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting collections of portraits and sculptures in this beautiful place, between the Hudson river, and the Highline. Visit Chelsea and Meatpacking district around.

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The museum is next to the start of the High Line and is in the Meat Packer district. The Stuart Davis exhibition was on which is well worth seeing. The museum is spacious and has several out door terraces which on a sunny day have good views. The museum also has a very good restaurant- not cheap but food excellent... More 

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