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Whitney Museum of American Art

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Address: 99 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014-1404
Phone Number: +1 212-570-3600
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Sun - Mon 10:30 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and...

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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Fantastic collection, stunning views

On a nice day, there's no better Manhattan attraction for art fans. Between the deeply moving galleries and the breathtaking views of downtown, the Hudson, and even the Statue of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

On a nice day, there's no better Manhattan attraction for art fans. Between the deeply moving galleries and the breathtaking views of downtown, the Hudson, and even the Statue of Liberty, the museum is a must-see. Allow three hours and start at the top floor. If you're going with 3+, and at least one is local, apply the ticket fees... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very interesting collections of portraits and sculptures in this beautiful place, between the Hudson river, and the Highline. Visit Chelsea and Meatpacking district around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The museum is next to the start of the High Line and is in the Meat Packer district. The Stuart Davis exhibition was on which is well worth seeing. The museum is spacious and has several out door terraces which on a sunny day have good views. The museum also has a very good restaurant- not cheap but food excellent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We loved the Whitney's new location in the old meatpacking district, just steps away from the High Line. The Stuart Davis exhibit, which was the reason for our visit, was excellent, with a wide range of his paintings and an emphasis on the bold colors of his late career. The only negative was the snarky attitude of several staff members,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I love museums with an attitude and that they are not too big. Whitney has all of this and a wonderful building that Lets you enjoy the most of the city AND the building. Beautiful exhibitions as well, take the Tour if you have the time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Been wanting to go as part of my outdoor HighLine trip. I took the elevator and started my viewing on the top floor and worked my way down. The emerging artist exhibitions were interesting and thought provoking. Didn't love it though! I did love the architecture and especially the terraces on the few top floors. I enjoyed the roominess of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

What does he mean by a "Modern Day Museum".....Well....Everything that I set my gaze on was twentieth century to present..No Monet here.. Anyway..I did enjoy seeing how some artists are able to but something up on the wall and call it ART.To my eyes..It was difficult to figure out..But who am I... I'm not saying it's a waste of money.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The Whitney's collection is housed in a spacious setting near the High Line. While the focus is on living artists, the collection contains works by noted artists such as de Kooning, Warhol, Hopper, Calder, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Their permanent collection is spectacular, as is the architecture of the building. Instead of buying three tickets, for ten dollars more become a member and bring the other two people in as guests, and then be able to visit all year with guests, and also have access to exclusive exhibits for members, such as Cármen Herrera which is showing right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Definitely a must do. Don't be put off if there's a line for tickets. It moves quickly, and once inside you will have forgotten all about it. The art is hung in a fashion that allows much room and space for viewing. Thought provoking and enjoyable. Get there soon to see the larger-than-life wax figure of a well known New... More 

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