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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Masterpiece designed by Renzo Piano. The art collection is staggering and very well curated. It contains paintings, photographs and installations. There are outside spaces that... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Masterpiece designed by Renzo Piano. The art collection is staggering and very well curated. It contains paintings, photographs and installations. There are outside spaces that offer incredible views. The gift shop is expensive but well worth a browse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Now that they have settled into their new place, really good vibe, with interesting special exhibits and solid base collection. Crowds much of the time. Early evening Friday turned out to be good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours in the museum and out on its outside decks. The building is beautiful and the museum is worth the visit. We enjoyed lunch in the restaurant which is another review.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very pleasing collection with interesting variety. At the end of the High Line walk, a pleasant way to relax and wind down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Whitney has such a good collection of art. You don't need to be an art aficionado to enjoy it. It's for everybody and you can easily spend a few hours there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to see art in New York city, there are cheaper places with art that is more classical. If you want to pay the price for the view with some fabulous art and some art that is not particularly interesting, this is the place. For wonderful views that don't cost a cent, you can walk right outside the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With the temps in the upper 90's, we needed an inside place to go. After looking at the reviews we landed up at the Whitney. The building is great. Great views of the area from the steps that you can take outside from the 8th to the 7th to the 6th floor. However the art leaves something to desire. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a bit pricy but the building is beautiful. Each floor was so impressive. I wandered around for three hours. If you get bored inside you can go outside to views of the Hudson. They have lots of children programming, so check for that before you stop over. I look forward to the ice cream exhibit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After walking the high line, I visited the Whitney Museum. The space is beautifully designed, airy and light-filled, with innovative use of spaces - like art-filled elevators. The portraiture exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection, was a treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "Whitney Museum of American Art" was founded, back in 1931, by American socialite and art patroness Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. After so many years, it is still vibrant and fresh at its new home on Lower Manhattan, which was projected by famous Italian architect Renzo Piano (the same architect of Paris' "Centre Pompidou"). Its collection comprises master pieces of the... More 

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