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Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014
+1 212-570-3600
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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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99 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014
West Village
+1 212-570-3600
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Reviewed January 20, 2017

The new museum building in the meat district is quite impressive. The present exhibition with portraits from the Whitney collection is well organized and fascinating. The Dreamland exhibition quite special with a range of audiovisual art of different quality.

Thank Lars U
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Went to the Whitney with my husband during a weekend trip to NYC. Lots of recommendations from folks and we have visited the Met, MOMA, and Guggenheim before, so we wanted to try some place we hadn't been to yet. Overall the museum is laid...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Each floor at various hours had a tour of the art on the floor. The guides were very knowledgeable and made the art and artists come to life. The wax man burning with candles was intriguing. The third floor threw a different perspective on art...More

Thank pauliefromthenorth
Reviewed January 18, 2017

My first time here...enjoyed every exhibit..would definately return....We stayed and went on every floor to explore all art....really enjoyed this experience...was surprised that they even had video art...

Thank smooches2016
Reviewed January 17, 2017

For some people, a full day can be spent at a museum while for others like us, we look, find a few we admire and go on to the next piece of art. There were some interesting art on the 6th and 7th floor but...More

Thank NV_KYL
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Whitney in Meatpacking is a really great space that has been welcomed to the area. Every time I have been the exhibitions have been incredible including Dreamlands that I saw on this trip. The building is a piece on art itself and I love...More

Thank AJinNewYork
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We happily spent quite a few hours here. There is a good variety of modern art. From installation pieces to video art to more 'traditional' pieces

Thank bentlea
Reviewed January 16, 2017

amazing collection of American modern art and a great museum to hang out in and wander the exhibitions.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The show on exhibit while we were there in December was good. Not great, in my opinion. So my reaction to the actual art was a little muted. But the Whitney itself is quite a destination. The architecture is very striking and makes for an...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed January 15, 2017

We visit the Whitney every time we come into the city from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The curation is fabulous. Great variety. Use the stairs between floors, if possible, as the elevators are soooo slow. The outdoor spaces are a lovely way to pause between exhibits,...More

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Is the Subway by Tooker on display now b/c we will be in NYCApril12-19?
April 8, 2016|
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Response from Jan Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes Tooker painting is on display October 2016
Susan W
Would you recommend some good restaurants within walking distance of the museum? Thank you.
September 23, 2015|
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Response from beav | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan - boy are you in for a treat. Not only is the museum fabulous, but it is in the middle of the Meatpacking district, which is filled with good and fun places to eat. It all depends on what you're looking for and... More