Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Art Museum and Museum
Meatpacking District, New York
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  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngAugust 30, 2015
    Nice new museum - initial collection is ~fine~ but it's mostly cool bc of the building.
  • David B.
    Great venue
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachAugust 12, 2015
    Amazing museum. Packed even in the middle of a weekday though.
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordNovember 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Find the restrooms on floor 6. They’re behind a door with no handle built into the gallery wall. On your left will be a door to a staircase. Enter it and watch the sun set.
  • timoni w.
    timoni westJuly 8, 2015
    Ugh modern art suuuuucks why do we put up with this?
  • Paul R.
    Paul RozarioJanuary 9, 2010
    Get your tickets to the Whitney online and arrive at opening time. Since you already have tickets you can walk right into the lobby and by pass the line that has formed.
  • Marv P.
    Marv PollackNovember 29, 2015
    Buy a membership and skip the line. If you buy online, go straight to the membership desk by the door. The guards have no clue where to send you.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BramhillJune 25, 2016
    Good museum, especially if contemporary art is your thing. But NYC has better museums that are worthy of days of exploration. Some good exhibitions, and beautiful views of the Hudson from the roof.
  • Natalie P.
    Natalie PourdanayAugust 7, 2015
    The building is amazing! Must go !!!
  • Wichita Marriott Hotel
    The most incredible exhibits, it is always a joy to visit The Whitney.
  • Mariya D.
    Mariya D.May 4, 2015
    Fridays 7 pm to 10 pm is Pay What You Wish Admission
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RaiaJuly 18, 2015
    I would advise to begin your your from the top to bottom. They are open late so don't worry about getting there early in the day. Go in a little bit later to enjoy the dawn.
  • David T.
    David TaylorAugust 17, 2012
    If the line is around the block, just head to member desk and become a member: You break even after a couple visits, and get to skip the lines, plus the other perks.
  • Charles P.
    Charles PetkanasApril 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The new building and location are awesome! Incredible views from the terraces; the galleries are outstanding.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)May 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Whitney has found its new home, and it's a beauty. Start on the 8th floor and make sure to check the outdoor space. Untitled is a great restaurant by Danny Meyer in the lobby.
  • Oleg Z.
    Oleg ZhogloJuly 22, 2015
    Start at the top floor and use the outside steps to walk down from floor to floor.
  • Angel 9.
    Angel 9October 5, 2014
    One of the better "big time" museums in NYC
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingMarch 8, 2010
    usually holds interesting exhibitions, especially the biennial, which is on in late spring.
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurMay 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip elevator and take stairs to see the gorgeous installation.
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannFebruary 8, 2016
    Frank Stella has my heART
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissMay 10, 2015
    Come for the art, stay for the patios and the Highline views and the Danny Meyer cafes.
  • Willemijn H.
    Willemijn HuizingAugust 9, 2015
    This museum is a masterpiece. From scenic views in the stairwells and the balconies to the striking modern architecture by Piano the new Whitney is perfectly fit to present Americas history thru art
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMay 1, 2016
    Check out the terrace! Free tours of permanent collection at 1 and 3 pm.
  • Trudy L.
    Trudy LMay 16, 2016
    Scenic views, contemporary art, outdoor spaces
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LiuNovember 8, 2015
    Look at that view!
  • Paola C.
    Paola CorbaniAugust 21, 2013
    Do you love Edward Hopper but you have just seen the reproductions? Do not miss the original. Nothing to do with what you know but ways better!!! Breathtaking
  • Joanne A.
    Joanne AOctober 28, 2010
    The security guy downstairs knows his history.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.June 3, 2015
    Start at the top and walk down.
  • Ayu Juwita
    Ayu JuwitaFebruary 8, 2011
    wawawawawaw :)
  • Stan D.
    Stan DimitrovApril 22, 2016
    Try the carrot cake in the cafe - it looks as if it's part of the museum exhibit. And the view from there is one of the best in NY.
  • Carl B.
    Carl BlackApril 4, 2009
    Pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6 to 9 PM!
  • Maria T.
    Maria TobarAugust 10, 2014
    I discovered it by accident but one of my fav museums in NYC
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaMarch 2, 2013
    Free the first weekend of every month for Bank of America customers (just show your BoA card)
  • Peter K.
    Peter KabelJanuary 22, 2014
    Nice Show of remains of Manhattan performance art from 70-80, when Soho was a place where art was practiced and not pure commerce
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SweetFebruary 19, 2016
    Permanent collection is impressive
  • Olivia F.
    Olivia FabbroJune 22, 2015
    Great views
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DagleJuly 16, 2015
    Absolutely incredible, inside and out. The Manhattan views are amazing.
  • Hilary T.
    Hilary TomenyMay 30, 2015
    Will definitely go back once the hype dies down, spring for the audio guide
  • Audi
    AudiApril 18, 2011
    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
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
    Browse the impressive collection, then have lunch at the airy in-house eatery. Read more
  • Stanislav B.
    Stanislav ButovskiyJanuary 20, 2016
    Amazing! Great collection of contemporary art
  • Gary T.
    Gary TorielloMay 2, 2015
    Check out the views from the outdoor patios on floors 5-8.
  • Guest of a Guest
    With a wide array of twentieth century and contemporary American art, you can kill a few hours while also learning a lot. Read more
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ToliuszisJanuary 26, 2016
    Start at the bar at the top and work your way down
  • Lily
    LilyOctober 24, 2015
    First floor gallery is free!
  • Marcela A.
    Marcela ArdohainSeptember 16, 2016
    Wonderful view from the terrace!
  • John A.
    John AntosDecember 24, 2015
    New building! New attitude! Yummy food at upper level cafe. Recommend: take the middle lift car up to 5 and as the doors open, look across gallery at a classic piece that says: New York City.
  • jiresell
    jiresellJuly 11, 2015
    On a summer day hang out on the terraces!
  • Lily F.
    Lily FrancoisJanuary 23
    Pleasant atmosphere and a lot of modern art, but avoid weekends
  • Clara L.
    Clara LuOctober 1, 2014
    If you're a NYU or SVA student, skip the line! You can also bring 3 guests free!!
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