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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 21 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped at the end of the night so didn't get to see a whole lot but since it's a suggested donation I didn't pay much to get in. The views of the city are great from the outside observation decks. Great place to stop even...More

Thank travellfar
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We came for the classic American art and enjoyed the displays on the 7th floor. The rest was a bit too modern and esoteric for us Midwesterners. Restaurant was closed and one of the interesting exhibits was just being installed. So, overall, I would probably...More

Thank Krystinka
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This place is amazing! The architecture totally wowed me. Make sure you go to the outside area to see the amazing view and the sculptures.

Thank Theresa K
Reviewed 16 May 2017

My wife and I went to the Whitney and just loved it. It has everything. All types of American Art. Some controversial; some unique; some very different, but all of it is a celebration of life and creativity and is simply wonderful.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I toured the Whitney Museum of American Art during a recent trip to NYC. The biennial exhibition was happening at that time. The permanent collection is incredible and the galleries are spacious, so even when there are larger crowds, the people tend to be spread...More

Thank hdtraveler2016
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We arrived around 3:00 pm on a Saturday, because we had brunch plans with visiting family members. Big mistake. The huge line would have meant waiting 30 minutes in the rain. We bought a single membership and got two guest passes included, plus we bought...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Didn't have much time to spend here but thought I should check out this signature exhibition at the Whitney. Also, was interested in seeing the new facility, designed by famed architect, Renzo Piano, of Paris' Pompidou Center fame. Some of the art exhibited were over...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was my first visit to the Whitney Museum, even though I've visited NYC many times. My visit was to the new location in lower Manhattan and I was duly impressed, especially with the outdoor terraces. I visited during the Whitney Biennial and was able...More

Thank GwensGramma
Reviewed 8 May 2017

First experience starts with the neighborhood where you can find variety of street artists with the art work to sell/purchase. Second item of your day would be the Building itself. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River,...More

1  Thank Alexander_Anton_St
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Another great museum off my list. Beautiful and spectacular throughout. Can't wait to go back. Their centennial is going on right now so make sure you get there. Lots to see. I will be back.

Thank Mark G
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Response from Jan Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes Tooker painting is on display October 2016
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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