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Whitney Museum of American Art
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Whitney Museum of American Art Admission
Ranked #17 of 282 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.
Reviewed November 3, 2010

Hopper exhibit a true beauty of the era to behold. He was a remarkable painter

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Reviewed November 17, 2009

The main reason for my recent NYC visit was to see the O'keefe exhibit the museum is very friendly , very large elevators and provides audios which assist you as opposed to being herded in their docent tours.
There are five levels and each one provides ample space to stroll and peruse the art.
This Okeefe tribute focuses on much of her early work, very little of the flowers, but even beautiful scenes from Lake George, in New York her escape !
I commend the curator for selecting such tasteful and refrershing artifacts.
This should not be missed it stays until January, and oh yes Sarabeth's restaurant is downstaris and has lovely expansive windows that filter in the warmth of the day.
Enjoy.!

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Reviewed August 11, 2009

I'd read about this gallery in the Rough Guide to NYC. It said that very few tourists visited the Whitney so I decided to give it a go. And I'm glad I did. The museum (although it's basically a gallery) has a lovely feel to it. It wasn't particularly crowded (unlike MOMA which I hated) and had an interesting range of art works there. Definetly worth a trip and it's near other galleries so it's hardly out of the way.

1  Thank TravellingBrit321
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Reviewed July 23, 2009

This museum was a waste of precious time and money. It is dull, old, uninspiring and a relic. Walking around glass partitions with mirrors? Looking at plastic fruit and a hot water bottle? Old videos on old TV screens of people doing stupid things? A few Hoppers were nice to see, a Jasper Johns and an O'Keefe....but that took all of 30 minutes. They need some new direction at this museum. The 3 rd floor was closed...at the height of the tourist season! The gift shop is on its last leg. Is the museum in trouble?

2  Thank Kathleen L
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

I had high hopes of this museum as a place where I might see many of the works of Edward Hopper and other 20th century American artists. And to be sure the top floor does have a selection of these works, whilst the rest of the exhibition floors focus on outlandish contemporary works and those with a strong politically correct bias. I do not think I would part with my ten dollars as easily next time.

3  Thank whingeypom1
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