Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St), New York, NY 10014, United States
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    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 1:00 PM–9:00 PM
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The Whitney Museum in New York houses one of the world's foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art. Focusing particularly on works by living artists, the Whitney is celebrated for presenting important special exhibitions.


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  • The Wall Street Journal

    Get here fast because the museum is moving downtown to the Meatpacking District. Their new six-story, 195,000-square-foot building will be designed by Renzo Piano and cost $680 million. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · May 26, 2010
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

    Designed by Marcel Breuer, the Whitney Museum's current building opened in 1966. Jacqueline Kennedy attended the building on opening day.

    Whitney Museum of American Art · February 3, 2011
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

    This is the site of the Whitney Museum's future building in the Meatpacking District. The Whitney will break ground on the Renzo Piano-designed building in May 2011. Read more

    Whitney Museum of American Art · February 3, 2011
  • Time Out New York

    Make sure you see Paul Thek's "meat" sculptures and other objects on display; this pioneer of installation art influenced such contemporary art stars as Damien Hirst. Oct 21–Jan 9.

    Time Out New York · September 13, 2010

    Started after the Met turned down gifts from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, this shining star owns 18,000 works - 3,116 by Edward Hopper.

    BLOUIN ARTINFO · July 30, 2010
  • The New Yorker

    The founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, often bought not the best work of the artist, which the artist might hope to be able to sell elsewhere, but the second best, which nobody else would have. Read more

    The New Yorker · October 19, 2010
  • Flavorpill

    Even though Fridays are pay-what-you-will, the traffic is more than manageable.

    Flavorpill · October 6, 2009
  • Charles E.

    Awesome time!

    Charles Edge · January 14, 2012
  • The New Yorker

    "The show, as installed by the artist [and] Scott Rothkopf, is an over-all art work in itself." Peter Schjeldahl reviews the Wade Guyton retrospective: http://nyr.kr/SyDICg

    The New Yorker · October 11, 2012
  • Carrie T.

    Get there early if you are expecting to see the "fireflies on the water" exhibition. Over capacity yesterday when I was there.

    Carrie Tan · July 22, 2012
  • Audi

    Bold design lives here. The Whitney Museum of American Art’s distinctively modern style is distinguished by its staircase facade and its external upside-down windows. Find more bold: A7bolddesign.com Read more

    Audi · April 18, 2011
  • RoelandP

    ℹ Walk around and be overwhelmed by The Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and New York in the travel guide "The Money Tour" with Tales & Tours for your smartphone Read more

    RoelandP · October 28, 2014

    Richard Armstrong, the director of the Guggenheim (which administers the HUGO BOSS Prize), started work here as an intern.

    HUGO BOSS · November 3, 2010
  • Thomas T.

    Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm

    Thomas Turnbull · February 12, 2010
  • Collectrium

    Collecting Biennials - you can gain an insight on how the museum selects artworks to become part of their permanent collection.

    Collectrium · September 27, 2010
  • Alexandra Munmun O.

    Pay what you want on Friday nights! Biennial is currently going on-

    Alexandra Munmun O'Neill · May 10, 2010
  • Carl B.

    Pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6 to 9 PM!

    Carl Black · April 4, 2009
  • The New Yorker

    Peter Schjeldahl on the current Whitney Biennial, the last at the noble Marcel Breuer building: “Start on the fourth floor, which is, by far, the most visually appealing—it’s practically buoyant.” Read more

    The New Yorker · March 10, 2014
  • Gilt City

    Don't miss out on Danny Meyer's new restaurant, Untitled. In the AM: savor bagels with lox and freshly-baked pastries. At night, a delicious locavore dinner menu changes with the seasons.

    Gilt City · May 31, 2011
  • kim d.

    Oatmeal raisin cookie from Untitled. (Totally worth people assuming I was staff.)

    kim drew · September 29, 2013
  • Algonquin Hotel

    The Whitneyʼs relocation to Gansevoort St. is to accommodate an increase in its collection of over four decades from 2,000 to 16,000 works and to allow more room for their 577,000 visitors per year.

    Algonquin Hotel · October 1, 2010
  • Vanessa W.

    love this museum and can't wait to check out the Biennial!

    Vanessa Wanderlingh · April 12, 2010
  • ThePurplePassport.com

    It’s small compared with other modern art museums in the city, but it really packs a punch thanks to top-notch collections. We generally come mid-week when it’s not so crowded. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · May 2, 2012
  • The Corcoran Group

    The smaller exhibits here create a less overwhelming museum experience. And when you need refreshing, have a burger in the basement at Danny Meyer’s new restaurant Untitled.

    The Corcoran Group · August 15, 2011
  • Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

    Visit The Whitney Museum of American Art to see Jasper Johns Three Flags, one of 151 Jasper Johns Artworks, also one of the Artist's best Flag Paintings, owned by the Whitney Museum.

  • Dora

    Here’s a great deal: "Pay-what-you-wish" on Fridays from 6pm to 9pm. Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more

    Dora · June 28, 2010
  • Anita M.

    2010 whitney biennial Read more

    Anita M · April 21, 2010
  • Mohammed C.

    CUNY students get in for free.

    Mohammed C. · March 11, 2010
  • JiaJia F.

    Best place to charge your phone: lower level by the benches next to Untitled.

    JiaJia Fei · July 9, 2013
  • Time Out New York

    The 6/27 - 9/1 installation, "Robert Irwin: Scrim veil—Black rectangle—Natural light (1977)" was designed specifically for the Whitney’s light-filled fourth-floor gallery. Read more

    Time Out New York · June 28, 2013
  • Jeffrey Z.

    There is sometimes a small, secret exhibit on display on the staircase. So avoided the slow, crowded elevators. Take the stairs!

    Jeffrey Zeldman · March 16, 2013
  • Bea A.

    Check with your company if you get a corporate deal. I work for IPG and I get free admission for myself and a guest. #winning

    Bea Asavajaru · October 23, 2012
  • Doy

    art museum with a focus on 20th- and 21st-century American art. the Whitney's permanent collection contains more than 18,000 works in a wide variety of media.

    Doy · February 4, 2011
  • Dom G.

    When you finish up, head round the corner to The Carlyle Hotel and grab a Bloody Mary at Bemelmans Bar

    Dom Goodrum · December 12, 2010
  • Tracy H.

    Recently Saw the Burchfield Show...Beautiful and interesting paintings by a once very well known artist.

    Tracy Hook · August 19, 2010
  • Christiane N.

    Biennial was actually good for once! If you haven't gone checkout: Roland Flexner, Jesse Aaron Green, Pae White, Santos, Nina Bauman and Edgar Clejine & Ellen Gallagher

    Christiane Nickel · May 23, 2010
  • Marta T.

    This Biennial was really umimpressive...except for Josephine Meckseper's "Mall of America" video installation

    Marta Tsoneva · May 17, 2010
  • Oz L.

    usually holds interesting exhibitions, especially the biennial, which is on in late spring.

    Oz Lubling · March 8, 2010
  • Madm F.

    If you have Bank of America, get in for free.

    Madm Fia · October 6, 2013
  • Nadia P.

    Terribly rude staff.

    Nadia Palon · September 29, 2012
  • Maybelline New York

    Explore the retrospective work of one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists at the Yayoi Kusama exhibit. You’ll be inspired by the massive polka dots. Color Show nail art, anyone?

    Maybelline New York · September 5, 2012
  • Anna P.

    For who likes junk food for soul, right place to be!

    Anna Polianina · August 8, 2012
  • Dunald ッ.

    the art museum..

    Dunald ッ · October 24, 2011
  • Razorfish

    Art museum which focuses on 20th century American art.

    Razorfish · September 19, 2011
  • Mark B.

    Edward Hopper exhibit is fantastic (until April 2011)

    Mark Brophy · January 16, 2011
  • Joanne A.

    The security guy downstairs knows his history.

    Joanne A · October 28, 2010
  • Hasan

    i prefer this place to MOMA

    Hasan · April 26, 2010
  • Jeanne F.

    Always great!

    Jeanne Freedland · April 15, 2010
  • Nicole S.

    Visit the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition

    Nicole Smith · October 18, 2009
  • Bridget T.

    This is one of the best exhibits I've been to for quite some time! Everyone should definitely check it out

    Bridget Tess · July 13, 2014

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