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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
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

One of the joys of the Whitney is the outside space; there are a number of terraces that afford great views. The museum already has a great collection but the biennial is on at the moment and features some thought-provoking contemporary works that make use...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Take a walk on the Highline and end up at the Whitney. Mostly modern American Art in the spacious building with good city views from the outdoor stairs and patios.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I know modern art is often hard to comprehend, but it usual brings up some emotion, and maybe even makes you 'see' a story behind it. I experienced virtually none of this here - felt more like a waste of time, and something I could...More

Thank AtlantaLadybugBarb
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The building is a work of art with fantastic sunset views on the river. Try to go Friday evening when it is open for free. Current Biennial foretellsl the Art of the future. Neighboring Meat Packing is great to shop and eat. Bubby's is yummy,...More

1  Thank nrfunke
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a cold,clear afternoon along the highline and visited the new Whitney. Has a good collection of Hopper paintings, but most of the collection was unavailable as they were getting set up for the Whitney Biennial. I would love to go back when more...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The new Whitney Museum is at the lower end of the High Line, near the Hudson River. It is a wonderful building with a lot of wonderful contemporary and modern art on display. In addition, the views of Manhattan and the Hudson River from the...More

1  Thank pico1
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The museum is just steps from the Highline so after you take a walk, check this modern museum out. Unfortunately, when we visited they had two floors closed to prepare for an upcoming show but the parts we did see were well done and greatly...More

Thank getupdosomething
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Unfortunately, the museum was in-between exhibits and I just didn't find anything moving during my visit in February. We did enjoy lunch in the cafe.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Museum hasn't been finished (lots of empty spaces on several floors), but still worth a trip. Sculptures on the outside decks and some very interesting artwork. Coffee shop is very much worth a visit for celebrity watching. Julianna Margulies of the hit CBS series...More

Thank jrjojo
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The collections are impressive, but almost secondary to the fantastic architecture. Even for someone with no interest in art it's worth a visit. Directly next to the water, you can go for a stroll along the water afterwards or walk through Greenwich village. There is...More

Thank Ger C
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Is the Subway by Tooker on display now b/c we will be in NYCApril12-19?
9 April 2016|
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Response from Jan Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes Tooker painting is on display October 2016
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Susan W
Would you recommend some good restaurants within walking distance of the museum? Thank you.
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
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