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Review of Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art
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Ranked #14 of 264 Museums in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Great modern art colleciton”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Lots of choices in NYC. MOMA is the king and there's also the Met and the Guggenheim. But don't overlook the Whitney. It's a great place. I never liked Edward Hopper until going through the Whitney's Exhibit today. And the installation on the 3rd(?) floor has to be experienced. Extremely simply idea, but it plays with your head.

Visited August 2013
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“Excellent museum and excellent bar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I enjoyed all exhibitions in the museum, especially Hooper exhibits. I admired Hooper`s painting " Early Sunday morning" and after that I was sipping the cocktail of the same name in the downstairs bar.

Visited July 2013
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“Hopper, O'Keefe, Stella and more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just saw the Hopper drawing exhibit (with a fabulous walk-through hosted by Whitney staff) and highly recommend....and it's not just drawings. Several iconic Hopper paintings are exhibited with one to three per gallery, and drawings related to the paintings are nearby. Absolutely brilliant and fascinating. They even have borrowed Hopper's original easel to exhibit "Early Sunday Morning".

If you havene't visited the Whitney and you love "Modern" you should make a visit. The hours are a little quirky: closed Monday and Tuesday (summer 2013) and open Wed. - Sun. 11 - 6 EXCEPT Fridays they open from 1 until 9. That's because of "pay as you wish" on Friday from 6 - 9 pm, and it gets really crowded.

The Whitney opened in 1931 with a collection including Hopper, O'Keefe, and Rockwell Kent. Right now they have shows including Hockney, Stella and Calder. This is a good place to bring the family. They have free tours daily. Check for "stroller tours" and other kid-friendly exhibits. The Danny Meyer restaurant on the lower level "Untitled" is a gem and open to the public as well as museum-goers.

Visited July 2013
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“Great Hopper Exhibit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I went with my family on a Friday evening, which is name-your-own-price night. Unfortunately, this probably brings in crowds unlike other times of day/standard price times. Still, the Hopper exhibit was worth the visit. The wall placards gave insightful, thought-provoking descriptions and ideas. While the number of prints in the exhibit is limited, it consists mainly of preparatory drawings donated by his late wife.

While I was familiar with Hopper, and somewhat interested in art at the turn of the century, the exhibit was still interesting to me. We greatly enjoyed it. Plus, cool museum store.

Visited July 2013
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“A good museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I visited the Whitney to see the Hopper drawings and other examples of American art. It is odd that the Whitney does not open to one o'clock - you spend a while waiting for it to open. Overall I enjoyed the Hopper drawings but there were a lot of other exhibits which should not be missed.

Visited July 2013
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