Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Ave (at E 75th St), New York, NY 10021
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  • Wed–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 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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  • "... on the current Whitney Biennial, the last at the noble Marcel Breuer..." (2 tips)
  • "Edward Hopper exhibit is fantastic (until April 2011)" (2 tips)
  • "Check out Untitled restaurant in the museum if you're hungry" (2 tips)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Flavorpill NYC

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

    Flavorpill NYC · October 6, 2009
  • 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
  • Luc L.

    If you want to have #WhitneyPhile badge start visiting Whitney's museums from here and last visit has to also here...

    Luc L. · March 13, 2013
  • Charles E.

    Awesome time!

    Charles E. · 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 T. · 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

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

    HUGO BOSS · November 3, 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
  • Thomas T.

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

    Thomas T. · February 12, 2010
  • Alexandra Munmun O.

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

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

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

    Carl B. · 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
  • kim d.

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

    kim d. · 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
  • 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
  • Vanessa W.

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

    Vanessa W. · April 12, 2010
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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 F. · July 9, 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 Z. · 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 A. · 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 G. · December 12, 2010
  • Tracy H.

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

    Tracy H. · 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 N. · May 23, 2010
  • Marta T.

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

    Marta T. · May 17, 2010
  • Oz L.

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

    Oz L. · March 8, 2010
  • 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
  • Nadia P.

    Terribly rude staff.

    Nadia P. · 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 P. · August 8, 2012
  • Cristo L.

    Whitneyphile Badge

    Cristo L. · May 5, 2012
  • ドナルド ッ.

    the art museum..

    ドナルド 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 B. · 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 F. · April 15, 2010
  • Nicole S.

    Visit the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition

    Nicole S. · October 18, 2009
  • Van S.

    Fantastic art & Stumptown coffee!

    Van S. · July 27, 2013
  • Marcos J.

    ótimo lugar =D

    Marcos J. · February 2, 2013

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