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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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Hours Today: 10:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
99 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014
West Village
+1 212-570-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

The building's architecture design is provocative, a bit jarring, and fascinating in its own right. The display of Calder pieces is also provocative, which I really liked.

Thank KathyWashingtonDC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here after walking along the high line nice museum but not for children. If you like art you should pop in to take a look.

Thank Holiday-Lady25
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful museum. For my traditional taste, it's a little wacky - but how wonderful to experience a space dedicated to exceptional works of art that can make me uncomfortable and question "what is art?" The building itself, and the balcony system gives an...More

Thank Andrewek
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant is open before paying for the museum entrance so you can enjoy it without going into the museum. It is very good and service is excellent..also small outside space. As for the museum , I bought ticket ahead but then had to still...More

Thank ReddyBro
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wish I read the reviews before I went!!!! kind of relief to know my disappointment is shared by so many. Wow. What a let down. I think we are paying for the building of the new museum not the contents. Been to so many museums/art...More

Thank peaceandjustice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there are not so many artworks, the museum has a good modern and contemporary collection. The building itself is an artwork and the views from it are spectacular. The direct access to High Line park is an additional attraction. There are new boutiques and...More

Thank GSG1972
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...what is happened to the extensive collection of art of the Whitney? There aren't that many paintings/sculptures on display. The Calder exhibition was very interesting but on the 7th floor I was expecting to be overwhelmed from arts and I...wasn't!!! I am slightly disappointed unfortunately.

Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is gorgeous to see but the exhibits left much to be desired. The Calder exhibit was nice but that's about it.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

20-21 century modern American art. Lots of Hooper. And they have a special exhibits of Mobiles. It is right next to High line and has beautiful outside views of the city. Wonderful gift shop and has 2 restaurant

Thank Frances F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited all of New York's major museums on this trip and without a doubt the Whitney was the highlight! They have a marvelous, well-curated collection that is thoughtfully presented. And the Piano-designed building is itself absolutely delightful. Definitely plan to spend time on the...More

1  Thank missgrl
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Response from Jan Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes Tooker painting is on display October 2016
Susan W
24 September 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