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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 27 June 2017

While I thought the Calder exhibition was phenomenal and enjoyed seeing the structures in motion, overall $50 was a lot to pay for 2 people to see a museum that was really only half full. The outdoor spaces are quite lovely but I feel like...More

Thank Jemom68
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Although I have used NYC pass which i though a good value for money, an entry fee of $25 seems a lot for many. Very interesting building with a fantastic rooftop view. I have a mixed feeling about the display inside the halls, a lot...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

It is an obvious place to go after walking the High Line and we really appreciated the AC on a hot day. The building is bright and airy and the roof top terrace has great views. (I have only given the second star because I...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The new Whitney Museum of American Art is a big scam. An adult has to pay $25 to see a skimpy collection and some really horrendous contemporary stuff...yes stuff. I always thought that museums were meant to serve the public interest, but I guess this...More

Thank Lucabentivo
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The museum's collection and exhibits are spectacular. There are exceptions to this over time but on the whole they always do an A-1 job. I don't understand this building at all. Renzo had all the good ideas but none of the good execution. It is...More

Thank nessunodimportante
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The staff is youthful, which is a stark contrast to other nyc museums. The building is new and gorgeous and filled with natural light. I loved the tree exhibit with the art school students adding their touches and acting as caretakers. The Calder room was...More

Thank nikstr
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We spent an afternoon at The Whitney and enjoyed the experience. Right now one would go more for the building and seeing what has been done architecturally and what the possibilities are for the future. Not a great deal to see in the collection at...More

Thank msc196
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The "Whitney" – is an art museum located in Manhattan. It was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom the museum is named. In 2015 the new Whitney opened at its new location....More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had great timing, Alexander Calder, de biennale and of course the permanent collection. The viewing areas are also super great with great view of the surrounding. Great place to visit, to bad the merchandise is a bid expensive.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I love Calder exhibition. Definitely one of the best things I saw in New York City. Every Friday from 7 until 9 it's pay as you wish. Not a long line and it's a must see if you're into arts. Ame la muestra de Calder....More

Thank Greta K
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Jane R
11 October 2017|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Saturday and there weren't any significant lines then. I would imagine that it would be even better on a weekday.
8 April 2016|
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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